Royal Terrace event raised $2,214 for Alzheimer’s

On June 26 Royal Terrace hosted a strawberry tea and social benefitting Alzheimer’s patients and researchers.

The annual fundraising is a way to support the many programs of the Alzheimer’s Society as well as the research funding needed by the University of Waterloo through the Murray Alzheimer’s Re­search Education Program (MAREP).

This year, with the overwhelming support of the community, the event raised over $2,214.  Thank you very much to all the donors, whose support helped generate additional funding for the two agencies.

Organizers served 321 bowls of strawberries that day and 20 people volunteered their time to help serve, in addition to the regular staff.

Organizers offered many thanks to resident greeters, regular volunteers, and staff volunteers. Thanks also went to Joanne Beltrand, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Society of Guelph, who attended to answer any questions about Alzheimer’s disease.

The event also saw nine people who came to the open house and tour the facility to look at what Royal Terrace has to offer. Organizers said it was an eye opener for them because they didn’t realize the Royal Terrace provides quality care and services like 24-hour nursing care, activities offered seven days per week, full dining room services and three snacks, and respite stay.

Many also did not realize the facility is located next to the Palmerston Hospital.

submitted by Gemma Marbella, Director of Life Enrichment