Get your purple on and blow up those purple balloons! Encourage your staff, residents, and their families to sign up for a memory walk to honour those who have been diagnosed with dementia and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. You can ask family members to pledge money for each lap that their loved one completes and encourage them to create signs and make noise to cheer their loved ones on! You can utilize the outdoors or your community’s hallways and donate the proceeds to your local Alzheimer’s Society’s chapter.
The number of staff and volunteers needed to run a memory walk depends on various factors, including the scale of the event, the complexity of logistics, and the number of participants. Here are some key roles to consider when determining your volunteer needs: