About the Alzheimer Society
About the Alzheimer Society of North Bay and District
The Alzheimer Society of North Bay and District was founded in 1987 by three local caregivers, Marg Sheilds, Beth Campbell and Sheryl Norrie. The need for a support system in North Bay for caregiver's of person's with Alzheimer's disease was recognized. A support group was formed based on an increased number of Alzheimer's affected people being admitted to Cassellholme (a local long-term care facility), an increased number of Alzheimer's affected people applying to attend a local day program and an increased number of family members and caregivers in the community requesting information and support services.
We are run by two full time staff, one part time staff, one contract worker and numerous volunteers.
We are funded through the Ministry of Health, community donations and memorial donations. Research support dollars are raised through fundraising organized by the Society.
The Alzheimer Society of North Bay and District is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors whom are elected at the annual general meeting held in June of each year.
The Alzheimer Society of North Bay and District, through its affiliation with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Canada, maintains an active role in supporting the growth and development of the Alzheimer's movement.
Our dedicated board, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Last Updated: 03/06/13