65-Hour Fundraiser for St. Peter’s Hospital Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

HAMILTON, ON: St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation has partnered with Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada for its GIVE65 initiative to raise funds for the Creative Expressions program at St. Peter’s Hospital. GIVE65 is a 65-hour crowd-funding platform that raises funds for seniors’ programs.

Creative Expressions The Creative Expressions program at St. Peter’s Hospital provides a unique opportunity for patients with middle-to-late stage dementia, as well as their caregivers, to create and experience art. Through participation in weekly, one-hour sessions led by Therapeutic Recreationists from the Behavioural Health Unit, patients are able to express themselves, bond with their caregivers and most importantly, have a positive and engaging experience that is focused on self-expression and enhancing quality of life.

All proceeds will be allocated to the Creative Expressions program and will support initiatives such as the purchase of art supplies and funding visits from art enthusiasts and experts who will lead art sessions at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Up to $5,000 raised between July 10 at 8 a.m. and July 13 at 1 a.m. may be eligible to be matched by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Additional grants may be awarded based on the total amount raised and the number of donors to the campaign.

 Visit www.give65.ca/sphf to donate. Donations made prior to July 10 will be accepted and counted toward the campaign.

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About St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation:

St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of St. Peter’s Hospital and its programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

St. Peter’s Hospital is home to Canada’s largest palliative care program. Also onsite is the Centre for Healthy Aging, which provides specialized outpatient programs to enhance seniors’ ability to remain in the community. Housed in the Juravinski Research Centre for Studies in Aging, the GERAS Centre is focused on research to enhance the quality of life for seniors. The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care through its goal of Health Care, Transformed.

Media Contact:

Michael Cordeiro
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
905-521-2100 ext. 73374
cordeiromi@hhsc.ca