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
Friday, May 8th, 2015 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Teepa is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and changes that accompany various forms of the condition so that life can be lived fully. She is an enlightening, witty, entertaining, and energetic speaker, who is much sought after across the U.S and Canada.