Dryden Mayor Greg Wilson had some special visitors to city hall this morning. Heidi Cote from the Alzheimer's Society talks about their visit.

"It's a super-important month for us, because it gives us a chance to talk about Alzheimer's and dementia and raise awareness in the community," she said, after the event.

The society helps provide respite care, as well as art and music therapy for families, who have loved ones dealing with dementia.

"We really encourage everyone to get involved, and join us in our awareness activities for National Alzeimer's Awareness Month," Cote added.

For January Awareness month, executive director Rossana Tomashowski says they have many activities you can get involved in throughout district such as:

  • Hosting a Coffee Break® - Kits are available at the office
  • Coffee Break® live locations
  • Request an education session for groups, organizations or businesses
  • Cities proclamation of January Alzheimer Awareness month in Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Emo, Rainy River and Sioux Narrows
  • Forget me Not dinner, Place Rendez vous, Fort Frances – February 2 *tickets available at Northwood’s Gallery & Gifts
  • Linda Johnson Memorial dinner, Rainy River – February 9

Drop by the office, Tomashowski added, make a donation or see how you can get involved.

For more information:

Alzheimer's Society of Kenora-Rainy River

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