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THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA 2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT


Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

2011-2012 Annual Report

table of contents Our Year Our Mission, Vision and Values Our Stories Our Highlights Financial Statements Our Donors Leadership Our Volunteers

An online version of this annual report can be found at www.alzheimersocietynsannualreport.ca


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our year

moving ahead to respond to the needs of individuals with alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers: The past year has been filled with contemplation, planning and setting in place the foundational pieces that will enable us to respond to the demands of Alzheimer’s disease within the Nova Scotian context. Based upon our work over the past year two years, including the release of Rising Tide, a research document outlining the impact of an increased prevalence of dementia on Nova Scotian society, and operational reviews of the Society, we have heard clearly that status quo is not an option. If we are to be responsive to Nova Scotians, we must: • • • • • • • •

Grow the organization at the community level Ensure system wide inclusion of all of the stakeholders Provide greater focus on public policy and advocacy Increase our commitment and our role in research Develop and implement a dementia strategy (plan) that will involve Nova Scotians across all boundaries Operationalize multi–year planning cycles Increase our reporting and transparency to our stakeholders Develop new sources of revenue to ensure the viability of the Society

These initiatives have guided a new five year growth plan that was approved by the Board in January 2012 and will position us to: • Be recognized as the “go to” organization for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias • Have input into the development of public policy and promote our stronger advocacy role throughout the system • Be more effective within our various mandates, growing the Society’s programs, services and involvement in research • Increase our fundraising initiatives and make more informed strategic decisions around issues that impact our stakeholders We are committed to the realizations of these initiatives; we have the presence and the support of our community, we are ideally positioned, and we are in the right time and the right place. Our path is clear. Research: • We have doubled our financial commitment over the past three years and will triple it over the next five years. • We continued our commitment to the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank. • We increased our role in collaborating with and supporting local researchers. Public Policy: • We have restructured our Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. • Training in this area has been provided for the committee and staff members. • Our major initiative is the development of a dementia strategy (plan). • Letters outlining the impact of dementia on Nova Scotians have been sent to our MLAs, MPs and Senators, and we have also met with government departments to influence public policy. • Online tools have been developed to support people with the disease and their caregivers. • We have utilized numerous education opportunities to ensure staff has access to best practice initiatives.


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our year moving ahead to respond to the needs of individuals with alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers: Programs and Services: • Our Alzheimer InfoLine has had 952 contacts over the past year, with the complexity and length of calls increasing significantly. Repeat calls have increased 25% over the last year. • Requests for public education presentations have increased over the past year, with displays almost doubling. • The Provincial Conference, Family and Friends Night, Changing Melodies, Family Caregiver Education Series and Brain Healthy Way initiatives have remained constant. • New programs have included the introduction of an Exercise and Living Well Program, which was piloted this year and the extension of First Link® into HRM, built on the successful pilot in Digby the previous year. Communications: • We assumed a leadership role by becoming an early adopter of the new federation web portal. This website is more user friendly, and encourages greater access by the public as a tool for managing their individual journeys with the disease. • We leveraged social media (Twitter and Facebook) to increase our organizational profile and engage the public. Fund Development: • We researched and proposed the development of a Major Gift initiative, which we have entitled Capacity Building. This was approved by the Board in February. • An internal stewardship program for donors was initiated. • The development of a Major Gift manual is underway. • Our events have grown substantially over the past year, including our Walk for Memories™, Alzheimer Duck Derby and Evening to Remember. Administration and Finance • We implemented Artez and e-tapestry software to support our data management and ease of access for donors. • All of our policies and procedures have been reviewed in preparation for an external review based upon the Ontario peer review model. • Our strategic plan and work plans have been updated. • We have arranged to move into new offices in the summer of 2012 and entered into a 10 year lease for the space. We are appreciative of our many relationships throughout the province which have allowed us to complete this fiscal year. To our donors, sponsors, volunteers and partners at other health charities, we extend our heartfelt appreciation. To those persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, their families and caregivers, we pledge our ongoing commitment to support you in a responsive approach to program and service delivery.

Lloyd Brown Executive Director Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

John Mullowney President Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia Board of Directors


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our mission, vision and values Our Mission: The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is committed to alleviating the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and also to promoting the search for the causes, treatments and cures.

Our Vision: • • • • •

Provide leadership in addressing the reality of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Strengthen existing programs and create new ones in response to ever increasing needs. Advance and develop educational opportunities. Participate in and promote research. Provide an environment that attracts and retains high quality staff and volunteers.

Our Values: • The Society’s first responsibility is to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, their families and caregivers. • The Society recognizes the magnitude of the contributions made by the employees and volunteers. • The Society is responsible to its employees and volunteers for providing an environment of high professional and ethical standards. • The Society is responsible to its membership, stakeholders and community that it supports.


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our stories

changing melodies: a learning and sharing forum When we think about dementia, our thoughts often are of someone experiencing the later stages of the disease. In actual fact, with an early diagnosis, people with dementia continue to live well in their communities, doing the things that they have always enjoyed.

“Treat each person as an individual and do not assume that persons with dementia have any less of a reason to enjoy each minute of every day based on their diagnosis.” - Participant On April 30, 2011, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia was proud to host Changing Melodies, a forum for those living with early stage dementia and their caregivers. Changing Melodies was held at the Royal Bank Theatre in Halifax, and included a recorded broadcast of the live MAREP (Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program) Forum held on March 26, 2011 in Toronto, as part of the Alzheimer Disease International Conference. The first of its kind in Nova Scotia, this forum provided an opportunity for participants to learn and share from one another, while listening to firsthand accounts from people across the world living with dementia. The speakers discussed topics ranging from coping with stigma and fear to adapting to change and creating strong partnerships in dementia care and support. Each speaker was followed by an interactive session which encouraged lots of great discussion from the audience.

“Focus on what isn’t changing, reaffirm the importance of family & friends.” - Participant “It is invaluable to have opportunities to listen to people with dementia talk about their experiences,” says Linda Bird, Director of Programs and Services with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. “It gives us a better understanding of what it is like to have a diagnosis, how it impacts their day to day lives and gives us feedback on how we truly can provide care and support in ways that are helpful to them.” “Forums like these are extremely important for people in the early stages of dementia” says Dr. Veronica Hutchings, a facilitator of the forum and a member of the organizing committee. “It’s really all about instilling hope and learning to continue to live well with dementia. It helps to normalize a little bit of what they are going through.” Thank you to all of the participants who have made the Changing Melodies Forum such a success. Your willingness to share your stories and experiences helps to increase our knowledge of how the disease affects the individual and their family members and friends, while reaffirming that we can live well with dementia. “I’d like to strongly encourage those living with dementia and their caregivers to reach out to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia to get the information they need,” says Dr.Hutchings. “It’s a fantastic resource for support and the staff and volunteers there are wonderful and caring individuals, who will help you with whatever you need along the journey.”


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supporting a cause close to the heart For Peter Gwynne-Timothy, General Manager of Steele Hyundai, being involved with the Alzheimer Duck Derby is not only an opportunity to give away a brand new car, but a way to support a cause close to his heart. In 2008, the Steele Auto Group was approached by the Quack Pack, the organizing committee behind the Alzheimer Duck Derby, about the possibility of donating a car for the grand prize. “At the time, I had just started working with Steele Hyundai and was thrilled to have the opportunity to become involved with the Duck Derby, because the cause is very important to me,” Says Peter. “Once it was discovered that I had a personal connection to the disease, I was also approached about becoming involved with the Quack Pack.” The Alzheimer Duck Derby engages Nova Scotian families in a fun rubber duck themed event. Ducks are adopted throughout the summer, and in September, they race in the Halifax Harbour for the chance to win some great prizes. It’s not only an exciting event to watch, but a great way to learn more about the work of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, and better brain health for all ages.

“The Duck Derby is an event for all ages, and everyone can enjoy it. I’d like to see lots of families come out and support this great cause.” - Carol Berger-Nugent, Mother of Alex, the 2011 winner of the Kids Duck Costume Contest The Derby is also a way for the Society to raise money for research into finding the causes, treatments and cures of a disease that will affect thousands of families each year. “I lost my father to Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, and to see the effects on a loved one, and how it affects the family, is very difficult. My dad was a very special person. He was a great father, and a true gentleman. It broke my heart that my own son didn’t have the chance to bond with his grandfather the way I had bonded with my own grandfather,” recalls Peter. Knowing that when a person is diagnosed, it is the family that must deal with this difficult journey on a daily basis, the Duck Derby helps to get an important message across: the Society is available to all families that need support. “I’m very happy to be involved. It’s a great group of people to work with, who bring lots of knowledge and enthusiasm to the table,” says Peter. “To see their dedication is quite inspiring.” The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would like to thank Peter Gwynne-Timothy and Steele Hyundai for their ongoing support of the Alzheimer Duck Derby. Your generosity helps us hold a successful event year after year, allowing us to strengthen existing programs the Society offers, develop educational opportunities, and promote excellence in local and national research.

“Can we go to the Duck Derby next week?” - Alex Nugent, the 2011 winner of the Kids Duck Costume Contest


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support across the province Supporting a person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can be incredibly demanding, both physically and emotionally. Caregivers frequently experience feelings of guilt, anger, frustration, embarrassment and great sadness. Loneliness and isolation can also occur when the demands of the disease make it difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. Caregiver Support Groups are an important source of help for those who have family members or friends living with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia has a network of 19 caregiver support groups across Nova Scotia, all of which are facilitated by volunteers. This dedicated group of individuals offer a time and place for caregivers to learn more about the disease, openly discuss the issues and challenges they face and share strategies that can make a big difference in their lives, and in the lives of the people they care for.

“The most important role of a caregiver support group is for the caregiver to understand that they are not alone in this journey.” - Kara Gouthro-Murgatroyd One of these Support Group Facilitators is Angela Ford, who started the Circle of Friends Alzheimer’s Support and Discussion Group on the Eastern Shore in January 2006. “Upon moving to Nova Scotia in November 2005, I contacted the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, and asked if they were looking for volunteers on the Eastern Shore. They mentioned that they no longer had a representative in the area, so I was happy to become involved and start the Circle of Friends group,” says Angela. Angela is a seasoned veteran of caregiver support groups. She started a support group in Calgary (which is still in existence today), and was the Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte, in Ontario. Angela’s dedication is clearly demonstrated by the difference she is making in the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in her community. She is able to help smooth out some of the bumps in what can be a rough journey at times, and is a source of comfort when it’s needed most. “Support groups are a critical service provided by the Society,” says Angela. “After attending a support group, people are often comforted that as a group, they are all experiencing the Alzheimer’s journey together.”

“I now know I can get help and where to find it.” -Participant


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the wilson foundation: helping us grow at the community level “I have been directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, after having been a caregiver for a grandparent in-law who had advanced dementia,” says Mr. Gregor Wilson. “I know firsthand how supporting an organization like the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia will help those living with the disease.” Mr. Wilson is the Chairman of the Wilson-Merriam Foundation. Created by Rose and Dave Wilson, the foundation has a goal of supporting charitable organizations that improve the lives of people living in communities throughout Atlantic Canada. Recently, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia conducted an organizational review and updated our strategic directions. Out of that process, and based upon Rising Tide, a research document outlining the impact of an increased prevalence of dementia on Canadian Society, we were able to clearly articulate a need for the organization to significantly increase its capacity in order to respond to the dramatic impact of baby boomers in Nova Scotia over the next 30 years.

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia provides support and information to individuals with the disease, their families and care givers , in group and community workshops, at our resource library and through our website. As a result of this growing need, the Society reached out to the Wilson-Merriam Foundation, and they have made a very generous donation to ensure the success of Capacity Building at the Society. Through their donation, we will be able to help those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their caregivers, who live in Cumberland and Colchester Counties, by supporting initiatives and staff that serve those communities. “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is a very unique and demanding role. The Society helps families and caregivers navigate the journey in dealing with this disease. As the senior population of Nova Scotia increases, more and more families are going to be affected by dementia in the near future,” says Gregor. “As a Foundation, we are more than happy to help support community programs and services for those living with dementia and their families throughout their journey with the disease. It is a natural fit for us.”

“Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.” - Barbara Bush We deeply appreciate the support of the Wilson-Merriam Foundation. This is an exciting undertaking for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia as we continue to build our network of program and service delivery at the community level.


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our highlights In the 2011/2012 year, we developed and implemented a number of new initiatives that focused on meeting the growing demand for programming for persons with dementia. • In partnership with colleagues from the YMCA and Dalhousie University, we developed and pre-tested a four-week exercise and education program for people with dementia and a partner. Using the lessons we learned from the pre-test, we were successful in receiving a Department of Seniors Positive Aging Grant to pilot an eight week exercise/education program pilot, Living Well with Dementia. The program got underway this spring at locations in Halifax and Dartmouth. Stayed tuned for more information! • A new initiative that will help connect families to the Society at the time of diagnosis is the First Link® program. We received a grant from the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Pfizer to pilot the program with a small group of physicians in the Halifax area. With this direct referral process from the physicians, persons with dementia and their families will be connected earlier in the progression of the disease and offered a range of support, recreational and educational opportunities throughout their journey. The evaluation findings from this pilot program will be used to expand the First Link® program in Nova Scotia. • Education is critical to family caregivers who are supporting people with dementia. In partnership with health care partners across the province, the six-part Family Caregiver Education Series was delivered in 13 communities in the past year. Through this program, 175 caregivers received a solid educational foundation about dementia and the resources available to help. • Family members and friends had the opportunity to learn and pose questions to specialists through the well attended Family and Friends Nights in Halifax (as part of the Provincial Conference) and Sydney, in partnership with the Cape Breton Dementia Network. In January, we were also fortunate to partner with Northwood and host a public forum, which included guest speakers Dr. Laurie Mallery and Dr. Paige Moorhouse and a special dance performance by a troop of young dancers choreographed by Karla Hodge. • Providing individual information and support to people directly impacted by dementia continues to be a top priority. The Alzheimer InfoLine continues to grow, and has received 952 contacts over the past year. While the number of first time callers and follow up calls are on the rise, the number of repeat callers has also increased by 25% since last year. These are all strong indicators that people are finding that our information, support and ability to help navigate resources are a valued service. • In Halifax and Sydney, we hosted our first Changing Melodies Forums. This is a learning and sharing forum for people with dementia and their families. Together, we shared and learned from the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of dementia. • Our 22nd annual Provincial Conference, Alzheimer’s disease . . . It’s more than you think, focused on the latest in research and care strategies. This educational event continues to be well attended by health care workers from across the province. • During January Awareness Month, long term care and home support agencies throughout Nova Scotia were sent information packages, which included the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s revised Guidelines for Care that outlines a person-centered care framework for people living with dementia in long term care. • Demand from groups and organizations for presentations and displays to help increase the awareness and understanding of dementia continues to grow. The Society gave over 50 presentations and hosted 30 displays for the general public. Many in attendance had a personal connection to the disease.


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our highlights • The Society has had the opportunity to participate in some unique events over the past year, which included: ▪ ▪ ▪

Our involvement with the Seniors’ Housing Pilot Project, which included educational sessions on dementia that were delivered at three facilities in HRM Our Brain Healthy Way, a part of our Walk for Memories™ event that includes seven interactive stations which encourage people to start thinking about taking care of their brain health The Joy of Aging Presentation at the 50+ Expo, which we did in partnership with Seniors’ Mental Health.

• We continue to work with community partners throughout the province and represent the perspectives of people with dementia and their families on numerous committees and working groups including: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

The Dementia Network of Cape Breton Seniors’ Mental Health Network Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition Nova Scotia The Alzheimer Disease and other Dementia Care Course Advisory Committee

• We are also delighted to have mentored a number of students this year from the Schools of Social Work, Nursing and Occupational Therapy. We are pleased that they have become advocates for the society. • The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia received funding from CIBC to deliver educational sessions on dementia in communities throughout Nova Scotia. Through their support, the Society was able to inform families, friends, and health care providers about The Changing Face of Dementia. Approximately 140 individuals attended sessions held in Digby, Springhill, Marion Bridge, New Glasgow, and Sydney. • Our Walk for Memories™ raised over $100,000 for the first time in it’s 19 year history! • Wolfville Nursing Home Limited once again took home the honours of raising the most money in our Nursing Home Challenge – it was also their best year ever! • The Alzheimer Duck Derby went province wide in 2011 with the help of the Bank of Montreal. • Canvasser Gordon Conrad reached his personal goal of raising over $100,000 in our Door to Door campaign in October. Gordon set his goal seven years ago and consistently raises close to $10,000 each campaign. • During Awareness Month, our Research Breakfast in Sydney had its highest attendance ever. Attendees learned about early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. • A special, intimate dinner party was held at the home of Mr. Fred and Nali George in the summer. At an “Evening to Remember,” guests mingled to light music and enjoyed exotic food. • Over 80 football players from Acadia University achieved a new milestone in January – one off of the field. The team again won the University-College Challenge, raising more than $7,000 in one night of door to door canvassing. • From May until September and January until April, the Fund Development Department was lucky to have two great Public Relations students from Mount Saint Vincent University. Co-op students Emma Laffin and Samantha Lodge were wonderful additions to our team.


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our donors and financial partners Platinum ($10,000 or more) Bishops Cellar Dugger’s Men Wear Ltd Empire Theatres (in-kind) Fred George Foundation

Medavie Blue Cross Pfizer Canada Shannex Incorporated Steele Hyundai (in-kind)

Gold ($5,000 - $ 9999) Bank of Montreal Chris MacKnight

Grant Thornton McInnes Cooper

Silver ($1,000 - $ 4999) ADODCC Alan Colburn Anchor Group (Atlantic) Ltd Anwar of Canada Limited Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. Lawtons Drugs Bruce Towler Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp CDKTN/Geriatric Medicine Research Central Kings Rural High School CIBC Community Investment Colin Clarke Colin & Carol Dodds Dean Gale Doug Hall Doug Reid Douglas A. Doucet Empire Company Limited Goodman & Company Investment Counsel Henry & Rena Demone Janet Gordon John & Joan Craig John B. Volcko John McLennan John Mullowney John Stuart Justin McDonough Kim & Roger Mason Louis Lawen MacPhee Pontiac, Buick & GMC Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie

Mathew Harris Mic Mac Mall (in-kind) Mike Bagnell Newfoundland Capital Corporation Nova Agri Group of Companies Nova Scotian Health Care Purchasing Lim. Northwood Care Northwood InTouch Nycomed Canada NSCC -Waterfront Campus O’Regan Toyota Dartmouth Patrick Stiles Peter J.E. McDonough Rick Kelly Scott H. Bentley Shannon MacDonald Steve Murphy Summer Wind Holdings Limited Suzanne Sheaves Scotiabank T C. Moore The Berkeley Halifax The Westin Nova Scotian Trane Atlantic Travis McDonough Wayne & Jennifer O’Connor WestJet (in-kind) William Black Wilson Fuel Company Limited


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our donors and financial partners Forget Me Not Club ($500 to $999) Alderney Dental Group Alexa McDonough Anne Forbes Art Tanner Atlantic Signature Atlantic Signature Mortgage Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. Basin Contracting Limited Bedford Masonic Lodge #104 Bethco Agencies Limited Canadian Bridge Federation Incorporated Cape Breton Community College Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership Cox & Palmer Cumberland Paving & Contracting Ltd. Doug & Clarita Campbell Eldis Group Partnership Elizabeth Taylor Ernst & Young FSNA NS Central Branch Glace Bay Disposal Services Helen Cassidy Intertape Polymer Group J. A. Eieener Contracting Ltd. Jodi Bartlett Jol Hunter

Lions Club - Deep Brook/Waldec Lloyd Brown Lydia Keith Marjorie E. Fountain Mathew & Suzanne Harris Matthews McDonough Financial Planning Maureen Sullivan Medavie EMS Inc. Mount Saint Vincent University O.E.S. - Fairfield Chapter #22 Paul Bent Premier Self Storage Ralph Connor Company Limited Rio Imports & Exports Ltd Ritch Durnford Lawyers Royal Canadian Legion #162 Scott Allen Seamark Asset Management Ltd Sharon Murphy Susanne Saul The Kings Mutual Insurance Co. The Law Practice of Jeanne Desveaux The Stevens Group Vivian Boehk

Friends of the Alzheimer Society ($250 to $499) A F MacPhee Holdings Ltd. A L LeBlanc Ltd. Adrienne Haines Aecon Atlantic Group Alice J. Dollahite-Scott Atlantic Business Magazine Atlantic Jewellery Giftware Travellers Auction World Inc. Audrey G. Cowan Auto Detail Depot Bell & Grant Insurance Black & McDonald Ltd Black Magik Chimney Sweeps Inc. Boyne Clarke Breton Law Group

Brian Johnston Burger King C. Joan Lee Cape Breton Council of Senior Citizens Cape Breton District Health Authority Cape Breton Regional Municipality Cape Breton University Caregivers Nova Scotia CIBC Wood Gundy Cindy Rogers Cycara Heating & Homes Inc. E.M or H.M.T. Grimm Eastern Scrap & Demolition Edge Marketing Inc &UC Investments Inc Ernie Lund


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our donors and financial partners Friends of the Alzheimer Society ($250 to $499 - continued) etc. Press Ltd. Fairway Insurance Founders Insurance Group Inc. Fred MacGillivray Freida Kernaghan Gerald Hutchings Geriatric Medicine Research Unit Grant Thornton, P.E.I. Halifax BMW Limited Harbourstone Enhanced Care Harvey & Barbara Morrison Impressive Holdings Incorporated ISO Atlantic Consulting Inc. Jim Creaser Jim Sampson Motors (1997) Limited Joanne Turner John B. Lewis Kendall Kent Kevin Quinlan Keyes Insurance Brokerage Limited Labourers Union Local 1115 Labrador Sea 2004 Inc. Lawrence T. Corrigan Lee & Amy Bragg Lloyd’s Register North America Inc. Lucia Merks Madarat Holdings Ltd Marilyn R. Peers Marion F. Crowell McCoy Insurance Michael McDonald MGI Consulting and Investments Ltd Mike’s Country Kitchens Miriam J. Hayman MT&L Public Relations Limited Municipal Enterprises Limited New Dawn Home Care Northwoodcare Inc.

NSCC - Marconi Campus Nu-Ceil Atlantic Distributors Limited Perry Smith Peter Kohler Windows & Entrance Systems Portland Street Honda Power Promotional Concepts Princess Credit Union Ltd. RBR Development Associates Robbie & Jean Shaw Rockville Carriers Limited Royal Bank of Canada Royal Flush Services Ltd/ Royal Disposal (in-kind) Schooner General Contracting Limited Scotia McLeod - Halifax Branch Scotiabank - Dealer Finance Centre Cape Breton County Homemakers Agency Sou’Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd. St. Vincent’s Guest House Stanfield’s Limited Steve Courtway Stevens and Smith General Insurance Stevenson Financial Inc. Susan Covert Sydco Fuels Limited The Harwood Group Tiverton Super Seniors Touch of Gold V-Tech Inspection Vernon D’Eon Lobster Plugs Ltd. Wendy Johnston WHW Architects Inc. Wolfville Nursing Home Ltd.


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our donors and financial partners Bequests Estate of Curtis H. Chipman Estate of Harvey Clifford Hendsbee Estate of John Woodhouse Estate of Judith Davies

Estate of Mary T. Fisher Estate of Nettie May Stoddart Estate of Paul L. Swanburg

Future Gifts James D. Grant Fiona Kirkpatrick-Parsons Andrew Matheson

Nursing Home Challenge Participants Arborstone Enhanced Care Bissett Court Cedarstone Enhanced Care Celtic Court Debert Court Dykeland Lodge Foyer Pere Fiset Gables Lodge Glades Lodge Glen Haven Manor Corporation Grandview Manor Harbourstone Enchanced Care Heart of the Valley Highland Crest Home

MacGillivray Guest Home Maplestone Enchanced Care Northside Community Guest Home Orchard Court Parkland at the Lakes Parkstone Enhanced Care Ryan Hall Seaview Manor Corporation South Cumberland County Care Centre The Berkeley Halifax The Cove Guest Home The Mira Care Centre Windsor Elms

Third Party Fundraisers Bill & Eleanor McLean Mixed Golf Tournament Central Kings Rural High School Chisholm Family Curling Bonspiel

Dalhousie Alzheimer’s Education Society Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Pharmasave Paramount Pharmacies Limited

Financial Partners Cape Breton Beverages CFB Halifax General Mills

Paul LeBlanc Professional Video Service Tim Hortons Waterfront Development Corporation


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leadership Our Board of Directors: Mr. John Mullowney, President Mr. Chris Wilson, Vice President Mr. Justin McDonough, Past President Mr. Steven McLaughlin, Treasurer Ms. Carolyn Toomey, Secretary Ms. Jeanne Desveaux, National Representative Dr. Melissa Andrew, Member at Large Mrs. Helen Cassidy, Member at Large Mr. Colin Clarke, Member at Large Mr. Rob Cunningham, Member at Large Mr. Dean Gale, Member at Large Ms. Brenda Gillis, Member at Large Ms. Robin Latta, Member at Large Dr. Steven Miller, Member at Large Ms. Ruth Rappini, Member at Large Ms. Marjorie Sullivan, Member at Large Ms. Nikki Warkentin, Member at Large

Honourary Patron: The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

our volunteers The Society would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our volunteers. From our Support Group Facilitators to members of our Alzheimer InfoLine team, the many people who help out at our special events, board and committee members and those who help out in our office each week, your collective expertise helps the Society meet the growing needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The countless hours of your time that you spend helping the Society are truly appreciated. Thank you for your dedication, enthusiam and support.


The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia 112-2717 Gladstone Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 0A4 Telephone: 422-7961 Toll-free: 1-800-611-6345 Fax: 422-7971 E-mail: alzheimer@asns.ca Web: www.alzheimer.ca/ns


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