Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, the Nursing Home Fundraiser

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Wolfville Walk

The Wolfville Nursing Home staff and residents have a beautiful day for their Walk on June 6, 2013

Our annual Walk for Memories® event is over but there’s another aspect of the Walk that is in full swing. It’s called the Nursing Home Challenge. Nursing homes across the province are invited to take part in this challenge that raises funds for families living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and awareness in the community.

In 2012, 24  nursing homes across Nova Scotia held walks at their facilities. While some facilities get the whole community involved and walk a designated route around town, others choose to walk a shorter distance or even just around the driveway. After a nursing home signs up, a package with fundraising ideas, customized pledge sheets and promotional materials is sent to help them plan their walk.  Some popular fundraising activities include: bake sales, silent and live auctions and of course barbecues. Each nursing home is encouraged to do what works best for them.

“The Nursing Home Challenge is a major part of our Walk for Memories® event,” says Sarah Lyon, Director of Fund Development at the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. “The support we receive from the nursing homes helps raise important funds for families living with dementia and fund research into finding a cure. No matter how big or small, every nursing home plays a part in our success and we’re very grateful for that.”

For the past nine years, the Wolfville Nursing Home has won the challenge. With a dedication to our cause, hours of preparation and support from the community, they continue to make their walk a huge success. Thank YOU to the residents, employees, volunteers and the community for continuing to support us year after year.

The 2013 Nursing Home Challenge is underway!  Some facilities have held their walks in the  spring and there will be many more this summer.  Who will win the Nursing Home Challenge this year?

Do YOU work at a nursing home and would YOU like to become a part of the challenge? Contact Dawn Boudrot at 422-7961 ext. 258 or email dawn.boudrot@asns.ca for more information or to sign up today.

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