Pleasant Meadow Coffee Break raises $60 for Alzheimer Society

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted a Coffee Break event Sept. 12 which raised $60 for the Alzheimer Society of Canada in honour of September being World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

The Norwood long-term care home hosts a Coffee Break event every year, says life enrichment co-ordinator Chris Garden. In preparation for the event, Chris and four residents made cupcakes the day before and sold them along with coffee on the day of the fundraiser.

A cup of coffee and a cupcake sold for $2 each, or people could buy both for $1.50. A stand was set up near the home’s main entrance to attract as many passersby as possible.

“Residents participated, and families and staff members also bought coffee and cupcakes,” Chris says.

The Alzheimer Society encourages organizations and companies to host Coffee Break functions to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Coffee Break events feature coffee, tea, juice and baked goods sold in exchange for a donation to the local Alzheimer Society in the community where the event is held.

According to the Alzheimer Society, the Coffee Break campaign raises more than $1 million every year. Proceeds from each Coffee Break stay in the communities where they are raised to support programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

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