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Guelph Public Library To Receive New Dementia Series

Web posted on May 21, 2014

Guelph, ON - The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington's Education Coordinator, Robin Smart, along with Chris Willard, Executive Director, from the Guelph Community Foundation, graciously donated a series of 6 DVDs on the topic of dementia to the Guelph Public Library last week.

L to R: Chris Willard, Guelph Community Foundation Executive Director, Robin Smart, Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Education Coordinator, Kitty Pope, CEO Guelph Public Library

This thoughtful donation will support those who care for individuals living with dementia. "Alzheimer's: What everyone needs to know" can be borrowed from any library location and focuses on topics including Overview of Dementia, Brain Changes, Communication, Approach, Responsive Behaviour, and Caregiving.

The Guelph Public Library Board and staff appreciate the generous support of our community.

About the Alzheimer Society
There are now over 10,000 people in the Waterloo Wellington region living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. By 2024, this number is expected to grow by almost 50%. The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington works to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia, their care partners, and the general public by providing support, education, and resources.

About The Guelph Community Foundation
The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in promoting community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding communities.

The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowments. Income from the endowments supports a wide range of charitable programs and activities. Total funds under administration are $10.4 million with over $7 million in permanent endowed assets. Since inception, over $2 million has been distributed to over 800 charitable initiatives.