CHARITY CHALLENGE: CALGARY MARATHON
This year YouQuest is an Offical Charity of the Calgary Marathon. You can run or walk, virtually or on race day under our name and spread the word about YouQuest and raise funds!
See our Calgary Marathon Information Page for more information and how to support us by particpating or by cheering us on!
Dementia doesn’t just affect the elderly. It also impacts thousands of men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
Tough to diagnose, incurable and on a sharp increase, families are left vulnerable, isolated and disrupted by the gap in services and resources.
Canadians with young-onset dementia and their families need access to relevant day-to-day services. Existing services are designed for seniors and do not meet the unique needs of people with young onset dementia.
YouQuest provides practical support in a community setting.
YouQuest is uniquely dedicated to people with young-onset dementia.
With a new home at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre, participants enjoy a full, active day in the community with their peers.
Recreation therapists and volunteers co-plan days with participants based on personal interests, strengths, and abilities.
Family care partners/friends have peace of mind and full-day respite to manage work, family life and their personal health.
Since inception, YouQuest has provided families with support that is equivalent to
$230,239 in private care fees (based on $35/hr)
Care Partner/Family Respite Hours
On-site Volunteer Support Hours
Participant Physical Activity Hours
FAMILY + FRIENDS
Participants are social and active with peers; families get a full-day break from caregiving.
Volunteers assist recreation therapists to actively engage participants and families.
Supporters help foster community-based services for practical daytime support.
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