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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.

Patrick Cleaver

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 purchase tickets, please call the office on 09 622 4230, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or purchase direct via the website – just make sure to put “raffle tickets” the text field so we know what the money is for and can get your tickets to you!

To donate towards Remember December, visit the fundraising page.

Thanks for your kind support.

 

 

 

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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

For tickets contact Win Miskelly - Mob: 021 216 1522; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information contact Neville Aitchison - Mob: 021 816713; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ticket Price: $110 each, or $1,000 for a table of ten

 

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.”

A report prepared by Alzheimer's Disease International that looks at the global impact of dementia in 2015. 

Report 2015: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends.

Summary sheet of 2015 report.

 

Join our 5km fundraising Memory Walk for a fantastic day out with the whole family – this year we hope to create more awareness, raise more money, and have more fun!

 

When: 20th September, 9am

Where: Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay

What: An easy 5km walk to raise awareness for those affected by dementia!

 

There are currently 15,000 people 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 wider network of family and friends who are affected. We know that many of you have had a loved one with dementia, which is why we’d love you to join us for the 2015 Memory Walk in honour of them.

The Memory Walk will grow awareness of dementia and give those affected by dementia, carers, families, and those with the condition a chance to stand up and be counted.

So get walking for dementia – who will you walk for?

To register, visit http://goo.gl/forms/W6Ih3BBDJS

 

Or, if you can't come along on the day, donate here.

 

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help. During the month of July, our collectors will be outside Countdown, trying to raise money for support services that benefit people with dementia and their carers. If you see one of these volunteers when you’re doing your weekend shopping, then please consider donating – even $1 can make a difference.

Volunteers like Susan and Malcolm Chamberlin help to make the Countdown Appeal such a success each year. “My mother had dementia, and Alzheimers Auckland were very good to me, a wonderful support,” says Susan, who benefited from Alzheimers Auckland’s carer education programme and carer support groups.

Although Susan’s mother passed away from a stroke before Christmas, Susan has continued to support the organisation, saying “Alzheimers Auckland supported me, so I support them.” The time that Susan, Malcolm, and other generous volunteers put in then enables Alzheimers Auckland to support other people in Susan’s position.

Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust (AACT) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing dementia support services and inspiring those living with dementia to make the most of life. They believe that with the right support programmes, improved environments, and connection to community, people affected by dementia can continue to live an enriching and enjoyable life, and make the most of every moment.

This appeal is an essential part of the organisation’s yearly fundraising, getting as many volunteers as possible will help Alzheimers Auckland make 2015 the biggest Countdown Appeal yet, with collections happening across Auckland.