• Alzheimer's Disease,  Community Events,  exercise,  Toronto,  Toronto Events

    Some Good Reasons to Join Us At Cycle Bar Leaside This Weekend

    Are you looking to escape winter’s (hopefully fading) icy grasp and pretend we’re in full-fledged spring mode already? Well look no further, we’ve got you covered – You’re invited to jump in the saddle with us and partake in our first ever Wellness Day!   We are thrilled to be partnering with CycleBar to host an afternoon of cycling fun this Saturday, March 25th.  CYCLEBAR is a new, state-of-the-art cycling studio located in Leaside. With a $35 donation, you can participate in Memory Ball’s first ever Wellness Day and in doing so help to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as all proceeds from this exclusive…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  dementia,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Personal Stories

    Never Forgotten, Always Present

    This week we are pleased to feature a post from one of the newer members of the Memory Ball team – Lisa Callaghan.  Lisa and her family have first-hand experience with the significant impact that early-onset Alzheimer’s disease can have on a person and their loved ones.  We are thrilled to have Lisa involved in Memory Ball this year and thank her for sharing her story with us (and for the reference to The Notebook, for all of us diehard Ryan Gosling fans #AmIRight). The Notebook is well known as one of the greatest romantic movies of all time.  This romantic classic is centered around a husband supporting his wife with Alzheimer’s…

  • Lifestyle,  Toronto Events

    Brain Healthy Resolutions

    Folks – Congratulations! You’ve officially made it through nearly half-way of your first full week back to work post-holiday festivities. At this time of the year especially, I find myself reflecting on the experiences and lessons learned from the year past and all that we can look forward to in the upcoming year. I like to think of the new year as a blank canvas with much to offer – an abundance of opportunities to learn, love and make memories – and hopefully embark on an adventure or two. The mystery of what will transpire in 2017 is positively exhilarating. One experience that I know I’m already looking forward to…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Blog,  Community Events,  dementia,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Personal Stories,  Toronto Events,  Volunteering,  Volunteers

    Memory Ball and the Millennial Spirit

    Looking for your daily dose of inspiration? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Today, we are pleased to feature an inspiring post from one of (the many!) inspiring member of the Memory Ball Team. Amanda McMillan has been involved in Memory Ball for the past five years, and has shared her spunk, creativity, and dedication with us throughout the years. She’s crafted a thought-provoking post about some of the things she’s learned throughout her time volunteering with Memory Ball, and her thoughts on the millennial spirit. We are excited to share this post with you and to remind folks that early bird tickets for this year’s event will be going…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Community Events,  dementia,  Uncategorized,  Volunteering

    #GivingTuesdayCa

    It’s officially #GivingTuesdayCa, and so we would like to invite you to give this blog post a quick read and let us know how you plan to give a little today! — “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston S. Churchill Now that we have Black Friday and Cyber Monday under our belts (or perhaps out of our wallets is a more realistic description), we move on to what was once considered the terribly anticlimactic Tuesday, November 29th. But this year, it doesn’t have to be just ANY Tuesday; in many jurisdictions, including our beloved true north strong and free, it is #GivingTuesdayCa. What…