World Alzheimer’s Day is Friday, September 21 and the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts have a few events to bring awareness of the effects that the disease can have on families.

The “Dementia Experience” will take place throughout the district and will give participants the opportunity to understand what it’s like to live day-to-day with Alzheimer’s through a virtual experience. To register, call 468-1516 to sign up for Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances.

The Society is also in partnership with the Kenora Catholic District School Board and St. Thomas Aquinas High School and they will play host to a showing of “Still Alice” – a film that brings awareness and a better understanding of Alzheimer’s. This will be on September 21 from 6-9pm at T.A. There will also be members of the Society to answer any questions.

The Society is also requesting people to wear blue or get a blue ribbon the day of. They have ribbons available at their offices throughout the district.

Rossana Tomashowski is the Executive Director for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts and she’ll join Friday’s Q Morning Show with more!

World Alzheimer Day Events:

Kenora

-The Dementia Experience - Thursday, Sept 20, Pinecrest Auditorium

-“Still Alice” showing – Friday, Sept 21, 6-9pm, TA School

Dryden

-Information Table - 9am-12pm at Dryden Regional Health Centre and from 1-4pm at Princess Court Long Term Care Home

Fort Frances

-The Dementia Experience, Tuesday, Sept 18, Super 8 Fort Frances

-Information Table, Friday, Sept 21, 1-3pm, Fort Frances Library

-Information Table, Friday, Sept 21, 10am-12pm, Rainy Crest

Alzheimer Society of Kenora / Rainy River Districts

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