WANT TO GIVE BACK?
We are always looking for qualified volunteers who have either experience as a caregiver or a background in working with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in some way. Your expertise could be in: counseling, grief work, yoga therapy or senior yoga, meditation, wellness, nutrition, or bodywork (massage therapy, EFT, or other energy healing modalities.) If you are in the Houston, Texas; Calgary, Alberta; or Santa Fe, NM area, we need you! Please email Melissa for an application.
Other ways you can help?
Spread the word! Do you know of a caregiver of Alzheimer’s or other dementias? Please send the registration link to them today.
Donate today! We are a 100% volunteer-run and donation-based registered 501c3. A donation receipt is available for tax benefits.
Sponsor our retreats! We need groceries, meal sponsors, printing, supplies, tables/chair rentals, and other administrative expenses donated. Our sponsors recieve a handwritten thank you, and we will gladly reciprocate with placing your company’s logo and link on our sponsor page.
Caregivers are an underserved population, and we hope to be a part of that change.
17,000 Calgarians are living with dementia (Alzheimer’s disease being one type), and this number is set to double over the next decade. The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) tells us that one in five baby boomers will be affected by dementia. Age is the biggest risk factor; none of us can avoid this reality. (In some rare types of dementia, there is a genetic link, but this makes up only a small percent of cases.) And women, unfortunately, are disproportionately affected.
The cost of dementia care is high and anticipated to increase significantly. In 2011, annual dementia care costs were $8.3 billion for Canadians. In just 12 years from now, that number will double to a staggering $16.6 billion.
There is even more of a financial toll when you consider that many people leave paying jobs in order to care for a family member, as most people with dementia live at home. In 2011, family caregivers in Canada provided 19.2 million unpaid hours of care, this number is also expected to double to 38.4 million hours by 2031.
What your donation will purchase:
$500USD Tent for seminar sessions
$500USD Groceries for lunch or dinner
$400USD Tables, chairs and dish rental
$300USD ALL Eye pillows for a caregiver gift
$200USD Cleaning fee
$100USD Supplies & registration materials
$ 50USD Groceries
$ 30USD TEN Eye pillows for a caregiver gift
$ 25USD Groceries