Alzheimer Society offering family portrait fundraiser in KFL&A region

Photo by Caleb Oquendo

The Alzheimer Society of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFLA) is running their annual Forget Me Not Family Portraits fundraiser, in a “socially distant style” this year. After a successful first session on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, a second date has been added for this weekend.

For $75, Kingston families can sign up for a 20 minute photo session with local photographer Rob Mooy, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Portraits can be taken in the client’s outdoor location of choice. In the case of inclement weather only, portraits will be done indoors. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are also mandatory, except when posing for photos.

Families will receive a link to a minimum of 12 digital photos, a certificate for a free 5 x 7 photograph and a 20 per cent discount on processing fees. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society of KFLA.

“In Kingston we will do photos at your home or a location of your choice, within city limits. In Napanee we have secured a location where you will come to us,” said a statement from the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A.

In the Napanee area, portraits will be done on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in one special location confirmed at time of booking. “It provides a spectacular outdoor backdrop with an option of a covered area in case of inclement weather. The Napanee session is open to anyone from the KFLA region,” said the Alzheimer Society. “Don’t miss out, as spaces are limited and going fast.”

Portrait sessions can be booked by emailing Lesley Kimble at: [email protected] or calling 613-544-3078 x204.

Alzheimer’s and the Society

According to the Alzheimer Society, someone around the world develops dementia every 65 seconds. In Canada, over half a million people are living with dementia today. In the KFL&A region, there are over 4,000 people diagnosed, a number which is expected to more than double by 2030.

The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Staff and volunteers at the Alzheimer Society of KFLA — part of a network of 29 Alzheimer Societies across Ontario — offer a variety of services, including private and family counseling, support groups and day programs, educational workshops referral services to help caregivers and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Services are free for as long as they are needed. They rely on individual and corporate donors, communities and health-care partners to help them carry out their work.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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