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September 2014 Activity Calendar and Newsletter – Columbia

Did You Know—about Coffee Break? Coffee Break is the Alzheimer Society’s major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise funds for local Alzheimer  Societies. Participants at these events make a donation in    exchange for a cup of coffee.

Alzheimer Coffee Break

We will be serving a variety of tarts, so please invite your   family & friends and help support a worthy cause.

  • When: Wednesday,September 24, 2014
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Columbia Retirement Community, 785 Columbia Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 4T8

Fun Activity Ideas for Alzheimer Patients

  • Read out loud; read daily newspaper
  • Bake cookies
  • Look up names in the phone book
  • Listen to polka music; play favourite songs and sing them together; dance
  • Plant seeds in or outdoors
  • Look at family photographs
  • Toss a ball
  • Colour pictures
  • Wipe off the table
  • Fold clothes; fold towels
  • Have a calm pet visit
  • Say “Tell me more” when they talk
  • Take a walk
  • Have afternoon tea
  • Remember great inventions
  • Make a family tree
  • Water houseplants
  • Give a manicure
  • Bring flowers
  • Work on simple puzzles

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group—Lethbridge & Area

  • When: 3rd Tuesday of each month Time: 7—9 p.m.
  • Where: Fritz Sick Memorial Centre, Room B, 500—11 Street South
  • Contact: Vedna McGill: 403 329-3766.

Download the Newsletter & Activity Calendar

Columbia Newsletter September 2014 (PDF)

Columbia Calendar September 2014 (PDF)