A Coffee Break that’s about more than coffee

In Saugeen Shores several retired educators got together on Monday morning, November 5th, to have coffee.  It wasn’t just any ‘coffee break’ however, but was held to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Retired teacher Glenna Snider hosted the event at her home where approximately 20 retired colleagues joined her.

                                            Host Glenna Snider (3rd from left) was joined by colleagues

“I wanted to do this in honour of a friend of mine,” said Snider.  “She is a widow with no children and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.”

‘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. The money raised stays in that province or community to help support local programs and services.

‘Coffee Break’ raises over $1 million every year in support of essential programs and services for people living with dementia, their caregivers and family.

When you host a ‘Coffee Break’ in your community, you help raise much-needed funds for local programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Your support makes a huge difference in their lives.

 The Saugeen Shores retired teachers raised almost $1,000 at their ‘Coffee Break’.