Walk for Alzheimer's in Coquitlam May 5

Tri-Cities/Ridge Meadows events honours long-time caregiver, advocate

The annual IG Wealth Management Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows Walk for Alzheimer’s in the Tri-Cities and Ridge is honouring a Maple Ridge woman for her work as a caregiver and advocate.

The walk will be held in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.. This year’s event will pay tribute to Arive Bourgeault who took care of her husband who lived at home with Alzheimer’s disease. After he died, Bourgeault became involved in the Dementia-Friendly Task Force and Seniors’ Network Table. She does presentations for staff and residents of long-term care homes on practical tips for dealing with dementia scenarios.

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Funds raised will go toward the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for support and education in the region and to help with research into the disease’s causes and cure. For every gift made online for the 21 walks in B.C. before April 14, a donor has pledged to match donations up to $100,000. Registration is available at walkforalzheimers.ca.

 

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