What we do
The South Sound Alzheimer’s Council was formed in 1995 in partnership with Senior Services for South Sound. The council was formed in response to the growing number of individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in our local community. The group provides advocacy, education, and support to dedicated family caregivers in Thurston County.
The council sponsors an annual Caring Pulls us Through caregiver conference to bring together the latest information and resources to help families better cope with this disease. This one day conference features national speakers and local community resource displays.
The council holds an annual fundraiser in the form of a sponsored walk. The funds raised at the South Sound Alzheimer’s Walk help finance the conference, free consultation services, respite care scholarships, and The Arts to Remember Program.
Upcoming SSAC events
Sunday September 20th, 2015
Fun, prises, hotdogs, entertainment, and more!
The Main Pavilion at Percival Landing
- Registration: 12:00 PM
- Walk: 1:00 PM
Walk the boardwalk & around Capitol Lake
You Do Make A Difference
The 2014 South Sound Alzheimer’s Walk was a huge success. Like every year, last year’s donations stayed in the South Sound community and helped over 350 families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease that attacks a person’s memory and their ability to function in every day life.
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