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FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION

We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation in partnership with Lifetime Networks is proud to introduce...

Friendship Connection, a companion program whereby
Lifetime Networks and a support worker are connected
with seniors who have Alzheimer's or dementia providing a
"friendship connection" because a friend makes a difference.

How to Enroll

For more information and to register your loved one with dementia in the Friendship Connection Companion Program email info@werageweweep.com or call 250-920-9573 to indicate you intent. You will need to print off and fill in a Client Profile and a Client Agreement. Once complete these may be scanned and emailed to We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation at the above email address or mailed to:
707-828 Rupert Terrace
Victoria, BC  V8W 0A7

Who can enjoy a friendship connection?

  • Clients with all stages of Alzheimer’s or related dementia
  • Those living at home with their caregivers

What is The Friendship Connection program?

  • Participation together in a one hour activity between a senior with dementia and a client of Lifetime Networks
  • The following are ideas for activities that are offered at Silver Threads Service:
                  1. Carpet bowling
                  2. Floor shuffleboard
                  3. Fun & fitness exercise classes
                  4. Scrabble, games and puzzles
  • Our focus: those 70% of dementia clients still living at home with a caregiver

Background

  • Dementia can effect a person's ability to interact, stay active and build friendships
  • A buddy system can offer the encouragement to engage and create new relationships
  • Everyone needs a friend and a sense of connection

Who Benefits?

Clients with Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Enjoy companionship, engagement, socialization, activity and fun

Caregivers/Families
Receive a respite from care taking duties and the opportunity to build a network of support

Lifetime Networks Clients
Build new life skills, friendships and connections with seniors

Community
A sense of community and support is fostered between those with disabilities and seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia

Friendship Connection is offered in partnership between:

  1. We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation, easing the burden of care giving - one family at a time
  2. Lifetime Networks, lasting friendship & support for people with disabilities
  3. Silver Threads Service, making connections

For more information or to register your loved one with dementia
Email info@werageweweep.com or call 250-920-9573

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Support Friendship Connection

All programs/services offered through We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation operate on a donation basis. The suggested donation to participate in the Friendship Connection program is $50.00. Funds provide a membership to Silver Threads Service. As we are a registered charity you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution. Thank you so much for making a difference in day to day lives providing a “friendship connection” because a friend makes a difference.

To make your contribution click
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Make your cheque or money order payable to
We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation and mail to:
707-828 Rupert Terrace
Victoria, BC V8W 0A7



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