Celebrating Memories events held across the company for World
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Revera, a leader in seniors'
accommodation, care and services recently concluded its second annual
fundraising drive in support of Alzheimer Societies across Canada and
the American Alzheimer's Association. Through Celebrating Memories events held at Revera's sites across Canada and the U.S., along with
funds raised at its corporate offices, Revera raised more than $130,000
for Alzheimer's disease education and community support.
"By Celebrating Memories across the organization, our team once again demonstrated their passion
and support for this important cause," said Jeff Lozon, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Revera Inc. "Every single day, our teams
spend time with people living with Alzheimer's disease and their
families. The work of the Alzheimer Societies in Canada and the
American Alzheimer's Association is critical, and we are proud to
According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 747,000 Canadians are
living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, with that
number increasing to 1.4 million by 2031. Caregivers already spend
millions of unpaid hours per year looking after family members with
dementia. By 2040, they will be devoting 1.2 billion hours per year.
"Revera's Celebrating Memories campaign demonstrates the power of communities coming together to make
a difference in the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease,"
says Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of
Canada. "We're grateful for Revera's continued support. These funds
help us deliver programs and service in communities across Canada where
they are needed most."
The Celebrating Memories fundraising drive is integral to Revera's community involvement
program, Revera Giving. Every contribution the company makes - from shining a light on and
reducing ageism, to supporting the work of key community partners, or
recognizing employee volunteerism - is an expression of the company's
commitment to honouring the ageless spirit of people and to helping
build stronger communities.
Revera is a leading provider of seniors' accommodation, care and
services; built on a 50-year history of helping seniors live life to
the fullest. With more than 227 sites across Canada and parts of the
U.S., we work to enhance lives in our retirement communities, long term
care homes, U.S. nursing and rehab centres and through the provision of
home health services. Find out more about Revera at www.reveraliving.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Alzheimer Society:
The Alzheimer Society is the leading nationwide health charity for
people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Active in
communities right across Canada, the Society offers help for today
through our programs and services, and hope for tomorrow by funding
research into the cause, prevention and a cure. www.alzheimer.ca.
SOURCE: Revera Inc.
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