Coffee Break, the largest annual fundraising campaign of the Alzheimer Society, is planned for two locations in Sylvan Lake this month.
Staff at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library are baking muffins and serving coffee from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday (Sept. 13).
Then Sylvan Lake Senior’s Lodge is celebrating World Alzheimer’s Day with an event on Sept. 21 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Besides coffee, the Music Makers will provide entertainment and there will be a raffle for a basket of goodies, said Jan Fogarty, manager, community relations at the Red Deer and Central Alberta office of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT.
Now in its 17th year, Coffee Break, the society’s largest community- based fundraiser has raised over $14 million for local Alzheimer Society programs and services.
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia which is a significant health issue in Canada.
It is a fatal progressive disease of the brain that robs memory and steals the ability to reason, communicate and perform daily tasks.