A traditional English tea will be served in a lovely Victorian setting, complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and cookies. There will be gluten free options available for those with gluten sensitivities. Three types of Steeped tea will be served. Cassie Daprato Nutt has generously offered to provide the tea for this event. There will be sittings at 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
We are extremely pleased to announce our afternoon entertainment by the Musical School of Gabrielle Campbell and a local choir 'Simply Singing'. This is a great treat.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia causing problems with memory, thinking and behaviour in about half of people over the age of 85. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. The Alzheimer's Society of Cornwall and District provides many resources for people suffering from the disease as well as those caring for people with the disease. I encourage you to visit their website to learn more about their valuable services.
We are not powerless in preventing this debilitating disease. Scientific evidence suggests that the consumption of saturated and trans fats increases the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimers. The consumption of excess metals including iron, copper and aluminum are also implicated in an increase in risk. Consuming a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, particularly those containing dark pigments like Concord grapes and blueberries and those containing Vitamin E, like nuts and seeds, and food fortified with vitamin B12 may reduce risk.
Another important way to protect yourself is to get plenty of exercise (at least 40 minutes of vigorous exercise 3 times a week) and to make sure you get enough sleep. I found this great little video on preventing Alzheimer's disease, you may want to take a few minutes to watch it (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141313n&tag=api).
This cause is close to our hearts, and we hope you will help support this very worthy cause by attending our Mother's Day Tea. The event will be held in Alexandria, Ontario at 53 Dominion Street North. Tickets cost 20$ each and we ask that you purchase them in advance to reserve your space at one of the two sittings. Please forward this message along to those you think may be interested.
We hope to see you there. Call for more information, or for tickets (613 525-4722). You can also get tickets at Boutique Lafleur on Main Street across from Independent Grocer in Alexandria, and at the main office for the Alzheimer's Society of Cornwall and District located at 106B Second Street West in Cornwall.