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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.
- By Dementia Auckland
Announcing Appointment of Chief Executive Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust
Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust are pleased to advise the appointment of Rod Perkins as the Trust’s new Chief Executive who takes up the role on 1 February 2016.
Rod comes tous with extensive experience in health leadership and a commitment to lead our work delivering services and support to families and individuals living with alzheimers and dementia in their lives. His enthusiasm, health sector, academic and NGO experience along with his networks made him the stand out candidate for the role. Rod takes over at Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust as the organisation looks to build on its success to date and grow its future in the Auckland Region.
Please join the Board of Trustees in welcoming Rod.
Chairman, Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust
Raffle tickets are once again on sale for Remember December. Be sure to buy up large – there’s some fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Buy a book of twelve tickets for $20 or individual tickets for $2 each. Tickets will be available until the 10th of December.
A huge thank you to Countdown, who have once again sponsored the raffle – we are as always, hugely grateful.
First prize - $500 Countdown vouchers
Second prize - $350 Countdown vouchers
Third prize - $150 Countdown vouchers
To donate towards Remember December, visit the fundraising page.
Thanks for your kind support.
Kiwis asked to take a trip down memory lane for dementia awareness
This coming month is Remember December, Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust’s annual appeal that raises money to cover its dementia support services.
Alzheimers Auckland is calling upon local communities and keen photographers to re-enact old photographs and share them on social media, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the more than 15,000 people in greater Auckland living with dementia.
“This year, we’re asking social media savvy Aucklanders to take a moment to think about their grandparents, aunties and uncles, mothers and fathers, to help raise awareness of dementia and its very real presence in Auckland,” says Barbara Fox, Operations Manager of Alzheimers Auckland.
There are currently 15,000 people living with dementia in the greater Auckland region – a number that research shows is expected to double over the next 15 to 20 years. For every person with the condition, there is a much wider network of family and friends who are affected – in fact, one in two people will be touched by dementia in their lifetime.
During Remember December, the hope is that people will take a moment to think about those with memory loss by asking friends and family to re-enact an old photograph, such as an old school ball photo or a childhood dress-up photo, to upload to social media along with the #RememberDecember, and to nominate someone to do the same.
One lucky person who shares a re-enacted photo on social media will have the chance to win the very latest Panasonic Lumix FZ300 camera from Photo Warehouse. The Photo Warehouse camera features a 25-600 telephoto and high-speed lens, 4K ultra hi-definition photo and video capability and is also splash proof – perfect for getting outdoors in summer! A runner-up prize of a Three Little Wishes Photography Workshop will also be gifted.
Street collections will take place across Auckland on Saturday, 12 December from 10am – 6pm in Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera, Ponsonby, Pakuranga, Onehunga, Auckland CBD and more.
All of the money raised through Remember December will go towards Alzheimers Auckland’s support services, which they provide to more than 1700 Aucklanders living with dementia and their families.
Visit the Facebook page to share your snap for Remember December, and to find a collection point near you!
If you would like to contribute towards Alzheimers Auckland this Remember December, visit the Fundraising Page.
For anyone working with or supporting people with dementia, Alzheimers Auckland’s 3rd annual Symposium, Remember Me, was a “can’t miss” event - luckily, for those who did miss it, you can now enjoy speeches by seven fantastic speakers from the comfort of your own home.
Join us for our Annual Quiz & Comedy Evening, organised by Penrose Rotary and proudly supported by Bupa.
The Rotary Club of Penrose invites you to come along for a three course banquet, great prizes in the charity auction, a few drinks, a few laughs and some really difficult quiz questions, hosted by professional MC and comedian Terry Williams. All in support of Alzheimers Auckland.
When: Friday 27th September
Where: The Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland
Ticket Price: $110 each, or $1,000 for a table of ten
- By Dementia Auckland
FINE HOMES DISTINCTION TOUR: DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND
10 homes of distinction to view between 9:30am - 4pm on Friday 16th October 2015
$55 per ticket - no extra charges. Tickets are strictly limited. Purchase at www.eventfinda.co.nz
Devonport Rotary, with the generous support of Bayleys Real Estate and local businesses, are raising funds for Cure Kids, Alzheimers Auckland and Devonport Rotary Charitable Trusts through the second Fine Homes Tour of Devonport.
A fantastic opportunity for all architecture and interior design lovers and those with curious minds to see some of the most stunning homes in Devonport, one ticket to the tour will allow access to 10 exceptional homes between 9.30am and 4pm on Friday 16th October 2015.
This great day out in the beautiful seaside suburb of Devonport is made possible by home owners who have generously opened their 10 very special homes to the public for one day only. Each property is sponsored by a variety of local businesses and ticket holders will be able to enjoy special offers from local cafes and restaurants on the day, with fabulous prizes up for grabs through a fundraising raffle as well.
The day raises funds for several fantastic organisations, chief among them Alzheimers Auckland, Cure Kids and Devonport Rotary Charitable Trust.
Ian Cunliffe, President of Devonport Rotary Club says, ‘We will be delighted to welcome you to the Fine Homes Tour, which promises to be a superb day of entertainment for those people who love heritage design, authentic beauty, modern style and the opportunity to tour our special
village and see some fabulous homes, not to mention a visit or two to the many boutique cafes and restaurants.’
Hayden Stanaway, General Manager of Bayleys North Shore, continues to support this prestigious event, saying “After Bayleys was involved in the very successful first Fine Homes tour of Devonport in 2013 we felt it important to contribute our efforts again in the community to these very worthwhile causes and create benefit to all the recipients.”