August Issue


Dear Supporter,

This September during World Alzheimer’s Month, your monthly gift will have double the impact thanks to the Catherine Booth & Michael Kirk Social Recreation Fund.

Throughout the month, you will meet real people whose stories illustrate the ups, downs, and uncertainties of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Will you make a monthly impact to help support social recreation programs, education, and counselling, people living with dementia and their care partners need most?

This is your chance to make a lasting difference for thousands of people.


Get a Physical and Mental Boost with Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion is a fun program for people living with dementia and their care partners. We are currently recruiting participants to join our pilot project to learn about the impacts of Minds in Motion offered virtually.

The program will run once a week for 8 weeks for 1.5 hours. This is a great environment to establish new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences.


Get involved with Toronto Memory Program

Are you interested in Alzheimer’s disease research opportunities? Toronto Memory Program is Canada’s largest Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial site and offers a full spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease studies in prevention, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and dementia. To learn more, please contact Justine at or 416-386-9761 extension 364.

BrainsCAN survey shows Alzheimer Society support leads to $1.3B in health-care savings

Did you know care partners who reported avoiding crises because of their local Alzheimer Society supports had an average of 2.11 fewer hospital visits per year? The importance of providing care at home is something Deb Weber knows about first-hand. Deb’s husband Bruce, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2011 at the age of 61, was happiest being at home in familiar surroundings. Read Deb’s story and learn about what we are doing for you in the BrainsCAN Report. READ MORE >>

New Format for Alzheimer Society of KFLA Newsletter

You are reading the first edition of the new Alzheimer Society of KFLA newsletter.  With the help of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO) digital media staff,  we now have an easier to read and more informative newsletter with a cleaner layout, which still contains all of our local news.  The Calendar for August has been sent to you in a separate email, however, moving forward, you will receive a link to the monthly calendar in the newsletter. If you have any comments or questions about the new format, please do not hesitate to call us!  

Introducing Krystian, Colton & Sarah

We would like to officially welcome two new staff members, First Link Coordinator/Navigators, Krystian Martin and Sarah Winkelman. Sarah is an RPN and comes with 18 years experience in the long-term care setting. Krystian comes from a background of Brain Injury and Mental Health with 20 years experience and we are excited to have them on board. Along with Colton Sedore, the new In-Home Recreation Coordinator whom we introduced in our last newsletter, they can be reached through our main office at 613-544-3078.

In-Home Recreation

This program provides persons living with dementia the ability to take part in stimulating, therapeutic, and socially engaging activities. These activities will be provided by the In-Home Recreationist, after an initial assessment is provided by the First Link Care Coordinator. Time slots will be available for morning/afternoon appointments and will be held weekly for a duration of 12 weeks. For more information, contact Colton Sedore at (613)-544-3078 ext. 209


September is World Alzheimer's Month!

Please connect with us if you’d like to volunteer at one of the Napanee or Kingston McDonald’s locations!

Sept. 7:Alzheimer Charity Golf Tournament, Loyalist Golf & Country Club, Volunteers Needed!

Sept. 9: Annual Fall Picnic (for Clients and families), Finkle Shore’s Park, Call Kim to Register, 613 -544-3078

Sept. 21: World Alzheimer's Day

Sept. 30: Alzheimer Coffee Break Day at McDonald's! 50 cents of every coffee sold at every McDonalds in Kingston and Napanee on this day will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of KFLA

To volunteer for the Golf Tournament or the McDonald's Coffee Break Day, please email or call 613-544-3078 ext. 201

Anything for Alzheimer's Third-Party Fall Fundraisers

The fall ‘Alzheimers Coffee Break’ fundraiser was for years, one of our top fundraisers, second only to the Walk for Alzheimers.  In the fall of 2020, ‘Social with a Purpose’ was introduced, replacing the Coffee Break in some communities. We have continued to promote both the Coffee Break and Social with a Purpose, under the title of Anything for Alzheimer's allowing our hosts to choose how they wish to run their third-party fundraiser. We are hoping to rebuild our fall Coffee Break/Social with a Purpose program and we are looking for hosts! Call or email for more information about the Anything for Alzheimer’s fundraisers to or 613-544-3078 ext. 201

July Pickleball Tournament and Silent Auction

We are excited to announce that our very first Pickleball Tournament and Silent Auction was a big hit, raising a total of $7559! Our sincere thanks to all who donated to or purchased at the auction, to those who participated in the tournament, and to all those who volunteered with set up/tear down, promotion or with securing donations. Special thanks to Steve Coombs and Brad Torens (Three for a Quarter) who provided the entertainment and to Phil Golland who organized (along with several volunteers) the Pickleball Tournament.

A Special Thanks from the Alzheimer Society

Thank you to the following groups and volunteers who helped to make the Pickleball Tournament and Silent Auction event possible:

St. John’s Anglican Church

Joe Wilkinson & the Bath Lion’s Club

Loyalist Township

Kingston School of Art

Phil Golland & the Pickleball Event Committee

Thank You to All of Our Auction Contributors

Tangles and Co. Hair Salon, Kingston

Napanee Golf & Country Club

Amherstview Golf & Country Club

Rivendell Golf Club

Black Dog Hospitality

City of Kingston/Grand Theatre

Kingston Tourism

Olivea Restaurant

Starlet of Napanee

Elements Natural Therapy and Spa

Total Diva Boutique Spa

Karen and Rick Burgess

Betty Ann Coleman

Shorelines Casino

Pam’s Flower Garden

Greco’s Restaurant


Gallery Raymond

Racquet Science

Rob Mooy, Photographer
Paul Wash, Photographer
Deb Boylan, Photographer

Susan Hitchcock, Photographer

Michelle Reid, Artist 

Sherry Pringle, Artist

Lisa Morrisey, Artist

Julia Hattori, Artist

Beth Mooy, Artist

Valerie Spence Hounsell, Artist

MacKinnon Bros. Brewery

Spearhead Brewery

Rick’s Bike Repair

Santorini Mediterranean Grill

Montana’s Restaurant

Mesa Fresca Restaurant

Phil Golland

Betty Ann Coleman

Bath PharmaSave

Wendy Harris, Thirty One Consultant

Kingston Paint & Decorating

Wilton Cheese Factory

Hilary McKenna, Hometown Realty, Kingston

Napanee Quilting Guild - Farmhouse Community Quilters



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