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Alzheimer Society fall fundraisers support families living with dementia

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A will launch the first of its fall fundraisers, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at local McDonald’s restaurants. The Alzheimer’s Coffee Break will be held at every McDonald’s in Kingston and Napanee, and McDonald’s will generously donate 50 cents of every coffee sold throughout the day.

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Kingston Health Coalition calls on Ford to ‘correct critical condition’ in LTC

About a dozen demonstrators gathered at the corner of Sir John A. Macdonald and Princess streets Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021 to raise awareness of the “critical condition” in long-term care (LTC) homes. “The Ford government has to take firm action to correct the critical condition [in long-term care homes]. He

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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KFPL, Alzheimer Society offer Reminiscing Kits to support those living with dementia

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the Alzheimer Society Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington have teamed up to provide Reminiscing Kits for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Reminiscing with loved ones is a time-honoured way to connect. For people living with dementia, and their caregivers, reminiscing takes on

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Alzheimer Society annual event surpasses goal by over $11K

The second virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A surpassed last year’s total, which was an absolute suprise to the event organizers. The 2021 walk wrapped up on Monday, May 31, with an amazing total; coming in at $11K more than their goal

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A letter of thanks from the Alzheimer Society of KFLA

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. This year has certainly been a challenging one for many individuals, charities and businesses alike. Many of the fundraising events that were planned in support of the Alzheimer

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Alzheimer Society offering family portrait fundraiser in KFL&A region

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

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Walk for Alzheimer’s moving online

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is moving online. The national event will be streamed on Sunday, May, 31 2020 at 12 pm EST. It will connect Canadians and Alzheimer Societies from across the country.  The annual walk is the Alzheimer Society’s biggest fundraising event of the year. In

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Kingston Police asking for support of local quilters and crafters

While everyone is staying at home in an effort keep the number of COVID-19 cases in our area low, Kingston Police are asking those who enjoy quilting and crafting to help out their Vulnerable Sector Unit with a project. Kingston Police front line staff and detectives that support vulnerable persons

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Local Alzheimer Society kicks off annual fundraising efforts

In the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region, there are over 4,000 people diagnosed with dementia, a figure that is expected to double by 2030. To break that down a little further, a dementia diagnosis impacts three out of every four people in our community. Around the world, someone develops

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OPP partners with MedicAlert to support vulnerable persons

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will now be able to identify vulnerable persons when responding to calls across the province, thanks to a new partnership with MedicAlert. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the partnership to support vulnerable persons in the community on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019. The service, MedicAlert

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UPDATE – Located: Police seek assistance to locate missing man last seen in Kingston

UPDATE (Thursday, May 2, 2019): Stephen Kent has been located safely. Thanks to all who shared. Original article: Kingston Police have released the above photo and are requesting public assistance to locate a missing 62-year-old man, Stephen Kent. Last seen on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m. in

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