Reaching out to people at the Alzheimer Society of Calgary saved my life. They really understood, and didn’t judge me."
As a first step towards acceptance of the changes in my husband [after his diagnosis] I made a phone call to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary to sign up for a course. After explaining my intent, and before anything else was said, the person on the other end of the phone asked, “How are you doing?” So unexpected, so sincere, so compassionate, so moving. We chatted for a long time.
Will and legacy gifts
Have you considered what kind of legacy you'd like to create for future generations? A person doesn't have to be wealthy to create a lasting impact on a cause they feel passionate about.
Leaving a gift in your will to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary is an important way to create longer-term, sustainable support for the programs and services you care about. It helps ensure that your own family and others will continue to have access to the right education, support and care in the years to come. And it helps us progress toward our shared vision of a future where local people impacted by dementia can live life well, and the community has the capacity to support and care for them.
Your gift of any amount is appreciated and goes directly to work in supporting the local community.
Please call 403.290.0110 or email us for further information.
I hope others will understand it's OK to hurt. I am so grateful to you all for the support you have given our family through the years.