2017 World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is run every September to raise awareness of dementia. Check out the ways you can be involved!

Highlights

Memory Walks: Held all over NZ, Memory Walks are for people of all ages and abilities. It is a great way to honour families, friends and community members that have been or are affected by dementia. Join us for your local Memory Walk here: alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk

Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia speaker series: We're hosting a special series of talks with guest speakers from Brain Research NZ hosted by Ryman Healthcare. Kicking off in September, we're touring NZ with our friends at Brain Research NZ to talk about dementia at Ryman Healthcare villages. These talks are open to the public. More villages to be announced for October and November!

Full events calendar | Download the calendar here


Monday 4 September


Taranaki: Dementia library displays during all of September in New Plymouth, Oakura, Inglewood, Bell Block, Urenui, Patea, Waitara, Waverly, Stratford, Hawera, Manaia, Opunake and Eltham. For all the details, contact Alzheimers Taranaki on 06 769 6916.

Gisborne: Spud in a Bucket fundraiser kicks off and Father's Day raffle to be drawn. For all the details, contact Alzheimers Gisborne on 06 867 0752.


Tuesday 12 September


Auckland: Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia with speaker from Brain Research NZ and announcement of new Alzheimers NZ Patron at Ryman Healthcare’s Bruce McLaren village, 795 Chapel Road, Howick. Presentation starts at 2pm with refreshments to follow. Open to the public! RSVP to Rose on 09 535 0225.


Thursday 14 September


Christchurch: Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia with speaker from Brain Research NZ at Ryman Healthcare’s Diana Isaac village, 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau. Presentation starts at 3pm with refreshments to follow. RSVP to Adrienne on 03 385 3518. 

New Plymouth: Alzheimers Taranaki is hosting a fundraising fashion show at Ballantynes Fashion Central New Plymouth. Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds going to Alzheimers Taranaki. For all the details, contact Alzheimers Taranaki on 06 769 6916.


Saturday 16 September


Memory Walks

Timaru: 11am at Park Centre, Queen Street, Timaru


Sunday 17 September


Memory Walks

Whangarei: 12pm at Canopy Bridge, Whangarei

Invercargill: 12pm at Queens Park, Invercargill


Monday 18 September


Rotorua: ‘Turning Rotorua Purple’ campaign kicks off for a week. Local businesses supporting dementia-friendly initiatives will be turning purple in support of World Alzheimer’s Month.


Tuesday 19 September


Tauranga: Alzheimers NZ – Focus on dementia with speaker from Brain Research NZ at Ryman Healthcare’s Bob Owens village, 112 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem. Presentation starts at 2pm with refreshments to follow. RSVP to Jan on 07 579 2519.


Thursday 21 September


Worldwide: World Alzheimer’s Day

Wellington: Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia at Ryman Healthcare’s Bob Scott village, 25 Graham Street, Petone. Presentation starts at 2pm with refreshments to follow. RSVP to Debbie or Raewyn on 04 568 2250.


Friday 22 September


Memory Walks

Feilding: 11am at Feilding War Memorial

Levin: 10am at Levin Adventure Park


Saturday 23 September


Memory Walks

Kaitaia: 12pm at Kaitaia Community House

Kerikeri: 12pm at Kerikeri Domain

Dargaville: 10.30am at Countdown carpark, Dargaville

Tauranga: 10am at Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui

Taupo: 10.30am at the Big Trout, Taupo

Whanganui: 10.15am at River Traders Market, Moutoa Quay

Palmerston North: 11am at Palmerston North Square, by The Plaza

Wellington: 10.30am at Main Entrance, Zealandia, Wellington

Dunedin: 2pm at Dental School, Dunedin


Sunday 24 September


Memory Walks

Whakatane: 2pm at Whakatane Amphitheatre, along the Warren Cole Walkway

Gisborne: 10am at Lawson Field Theatre Rose Garden, Gisborne

New Plymouth: 10am at East End Reserve, New Plymouth

Kapiti Coast: 1.30pm at Otaihanga Domain, Paraparaumu

Nelson: 11am at Founders Park, Nelson

Blenheim: 10am at Munro Street car park, Blenheim


Wednesday 27 September 


Invercargill: Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia with speaker from Brain Research NZ at Ryman Healthcare’s Rowena Jackson village, 40 O’Byrne Street North, Waikiwi. Presentation starts at 3pm with refreshments.RSVP to Julie on 03 215 9752.

Whakatane: Alzheimers Eastern Bay of Plenty is hosting a car rally event. Mystery route to finish with lunch! For all the details, contact Alzheimers Eastern Bay of Plenty on 07 308 0525.


Thursday 28 September


Nelson: Alzheimers NZ - Focus on dementia at Ryman Healthcare’s Ernest Rutherford village, 49 Covent Drive, Stoke. Presentation starts at 2pm with refreshments available. RSVP to Debbie on 03 538 0882.


Saturday 7 October


Rotorua: This year’s Rotorua Ekiden running event will include a dementia-friendly team. For all the details, visit: runningevents.co.nz/ekiden/