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The Alzheimer’s Society has been a great resource for our family on this journey through the disease with my Dad.

- A person who reached out to us

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.

- A person who reached out to us


Our team is here to support you along the way.
Office Management, Human Resources & Volunteering
  • Barb Ferguson - Executive Director
  • Leasa Anderson - Office Manager
  • Robin Turner - Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Deb McKerlie - Accounting Services
Philanthropy & Engagement (Fund Development & Communications)
  • Sarah Salus - Director of Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Alma Macahia - Donor Services Coordinator 
  • Ryan Gallant - Coordinator, Communication & Engagement
  • Tricia Voll - Coordinator, Philanthropy & Engagement
Learning & Support Services
  • Paul Bartel - Manager of Learning & Support Services
  • Cindy Bond - Community Education Specialist
  • Padmaja Genesh - Learning Specialist
  • Leanne Hill - Registered Social Worker
  • Samantha Reay - Registered Social Worker
  • Miranda Goodwin - Registered Social Worker
Club 36 Adult Day Program
  • Ali Cada - Director of Adult Day and Creative Programs
  • Nisheil Kumar - Wellness Coordinator (LPN)
  • Ida Mae Mayol - Wellness Coordinator (LPN)​​​​​​
  • Maria Baldozano - Program Coordinator
  • Nasira Firdose - Program Facilitator
  • Arrin Jacob - Program Facilitator
  • Jolene Yarycky - Program Facilitator
  • Colleen McGonigal - Program Facilitator
  • Cheryl Alwast - Program Facilitator 
  • Consuelo Ramirez - Program Facilitator
  • Linda Szecsy - Program Facilitator

I don't know what I'd do without Club 36! It really gives me the break I need to be able to keep him at home a little longer.