Burlington – On Friday morning, the local Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton invited MPP Eleanor McMahon and Ontario Trillium Foundation Board Member Tim Jackson to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the work done thanks to receiving a $12,500 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant earlier this year. Funds were used to make the Society’s Burlington location more accessible than ever.

“I’m thrilled with our government’s recent investment that will go towards supporting Burlington residents impacted by Alzheimer’s, ensuring more caregivers and patients have the tools and resources they need,” said Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington. “In addition to launching Ontario’s Dementia Strategy with more than $100 million over three years to improving and better coordinating services, this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant ensures our community can rely on the essential services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.”

In addition to adding a new meeting space, accessibility upgrades included the addition of an automatic door opener. The Alzheimer Society offers support and education services to persons living with dementia as well as those who care for them. This new space will be used to offer a variety of activities, meetings, celebrations and fundraisers. And thanks to the Ontario150 grant, people of all abilities will have easier access to the office.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant is profound,” said Mary Burnett, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton. “This grant has allowed us more space to expand our services in Burlington. The number of new referrals to our organization is growing significantly as our population ages. Thanks to this grant, we are also now able to serve persons with mobility issues.”

Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which is an agency of the Government of Ontario, this one-time, Ontario150 grant program has been designed to help honour the province’s past, showcase the present and inspire future generations. For more information on the Ontario Trillium Foundation, please visit: www.otf.ca

For More Information Contact
Mary Burnett, CEO
Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton
(519) 659-7692