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World Alzheimers Awareness Month (September) dates to diarise

Almost 70,000 New Zealanders are living with dementia today. This is expected to more than double by 2050! ‘Get Moving’ is the theme for World Alzheimers Awareness month (September). Join one of the local activities to ‘Get Moving for Dementia’ or create your own. Here are some ideas…

September is World Alzheimers Awareness Month and this year’s theme is MOVE FOR DEMENTIA. Movement is one of the ways you can help reduce one of the risk factors of dementia. We encourage everyone to Get Moving for Dementia! Grab your families and friends and do something active – like dancing, tramping, ball games, swimming, a friendly game of volleyball, rounders… and let Alzheimers Nelson know what you are doing to help raise awareness of dementia (share on Facebook or email us at [email protected]

You are also welcome to double up and make it a fundraiser for Alzheimers Nelson. All funds raised go towards our services to people living with demenita and their care partners and families in the Nelson Tasman region, as well as dementia education and advocacy. For more information, email [email protected] or call 03 546 7702.


Note: Due to the current uncertain times around Covid and physical distancing, we will not be running our memory walk this year in Isel Park, but we will be joining Alzheimers NZ and regional socieities in running an exciting, virtual memory walk currently being designed. Keep an eye on our facebook page – @alzheimers.nelsonnewzealand for more details! All enquiries to [email protected]

GARDEN PICNIC TAPAWERA – Alzheimers Awareness and Fundraiser

We are delighted that a local Tapawera Family – the Rogans – and volunteers from their community are supporting Alzheimers Nelson during World Alzheimers Awareness month (September). They are Getting Moving by running an open garden for bring-your-own picnics, as well as ‘white elephant’ and craft stalls on all the weekends from 11-28 September (10:30am-3.30pm, Friday to Monday). Their moving has already started as they dig, plant, weed, and generally do the garden mambo preparing for Spring! Thank you, amazing people! Join them at 279 Tadmore Valley Road,Tapawera. Bring your picnics, people, and wear purple for dementia! (This is a cash only event, and the entrance is by Koha/donation) All enquiries for the garden awareness fundraiser to Sandy on 021 257 2394.

Attached information:

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: September 11, 2020
Start time: 10:30 AM
End Date: September 28, 2020
End Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: 279 Tadmore Valley Road, Tapawera
279 Tadmore Valley Road
New Zealand

Cost: $5 koha (cash only)

Contact Name: Heather Lackner / Lindsay Neumann
Contact Phone: 03 546 7702
Contact Email: [email protected]

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