News & Events
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In the latest Eldernet Gazette, there is a brilliant article about Enyth Good and her experience with Alzheimers Auckland in caring for her husband. An important reminder about the role of the Alzheimer's carers and why the Countdown Collection is so important.
2 in 3 New Zealanders will be affected by dementia in some way throughout their lifetime; the impact of dementia is so much wider than just those diagnosed. That’s why this July, Alzheimers Auckland will be collecting outside Countdown branches across Auckland to raise money that will help them to support carers of people with dementia.
Being a carer for someone with dementia can be challenging, and while the bulk of the strain lies on those with a dementia diagnosis, carers also require support and assistance from time to time, to ensure they can maintain their support without undue strain and difficulty.
Alzheimers Auckland is looking for volunteers to collect donations outside Countdown branches from 1–3 July. The money raised goes towards Alzheimers Auckland’s comprehensive range of support services for more than 1,600 people living with dementia. These services provide information, education and on-going dementia support for those living with dementia and their carers and communities.
Can you believe it’s Marathon registration time again!
Last year we were incredibly grateful for the support of a bunch of amazing people who ran the Auckland Marathon on behalf of Alzheimers Auckland. Between us, we managed to raise over $10,000 for our cause – that’s a whole lot of money to put towards helping those Aucklanders living with dementia! We know because we carefully counted every dollar and then put it into services to help people with dementia to live well, as well as carer programmes for their families.
It doesn’t matter if you’re as slow as a tortoise or as fast as a hare, we’d love to have you on our Alzheimers Auckland team this year (so much that it rhymes)! Whether you’re in it to beat your personal best, or simply want to do something that makes you feel great, we’re kindly asking that if you’re feeling fit, healthy and up for it again this year, please run for us!
And you don’t have to do it alone – register as a team and you could raise double the money while having double the fun!
Entries for the Auckland Marathon are open now, although you’ll have until October to train (there’s plenty of time to get prepared!). Make sure you don’t miss out this year, especially if you’re planning on doing the half-marathon – entries sold out in two weeks last year! The Auckland Marathon itself will be held on Sunday30th October.
Along the way, we’ll be running right beside you, with tips, tricks and encouragement, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re unsure about anything or need an extra boost of encouragement!
On behalf of Alzheimers Auckland, thank you so much for your support. It is only through your help that we are able to support people with dementia and their carers to live well.
Register here: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz
Then join our team page: aucklandmarathon2016.everydayhero.com/nz/team-alzheimers-auckland
Congratulations to our winners; Leanne (ticket: 3463), Carol (ticket: 4094) and Pamela (ticket: 3806)!
Thank you to everyone who brought tickets and to Countdown for their incredible support.