Your gift helps people like Cheryl and Lori.
Thanks to the generosity of people just like you, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary is throwing lifelines out to families every single day. Your gift is an investment in these lifelines.
"Our family had a code we would use when we were visiting Mom. When you had reached your limit, you could say, 'I need to go get a pop,' and that meant you were leaving and you weren’t coming back for the rest of the day. And then the other person would know to respond if they were strong enough to stay, or if they had to say, 'Yes, I’m coming to get a Coke too.' We did this because we knew how important it was to also take care of ourselves so we could better take care of Mom. As a caregiver, you sometimes feel tired, overwhelmed and lonely. In our darkest days we reached out to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.
Our lifeline came in the form of one-on-one support with a registered social worker. What an incredible gift. That support was confidential and free.
It was an understanding shoulder to lean on at a time when we needed it most. We can’t explain how helpful it was to talk to someone who understands and can offer coping tools.
We went through our journey with our mom when we were younger than most. But now we see our friends begin to go through the same thing with their parents.
And we want to be sure that these programs are always there for our friends, just as they were for us.
The Alzheimer Society of Calgary has an urgent need to answer support calls for more than a thousand families and every gift of support is critical to help us meet that need. And with the uncertain economic times we’re facing right now, families need your support now more than ever.
If you’re willing and able to consider making a gift, it will help more than you know. Your gift stays right here at home.
Cheryl Simundson and Lori Chibry
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