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Local resident bequests $1 million to Alzheimer’s WA

5 February 2018

The late Don Brandenburg, a resident of the Great Southern, bequeathed part of his estate for the well-being of older people in the region. Apart from donations to other local organisations, the trustees of the estate have bequeathed $1,000,000 to Alzheimer’s WA to build a dementia specific short stay respite home. This will be built alongside the Hawthorn House dementia hub in Henry Street, Albany, and will enable us to respond to the unmet demand for dementia respite in the region.

A morning tea was held at Hawthorn House on Friday 23 February to thank the Brandenburg family for their generosity, and outline our plans for respite services alongside Hawthorn House which has been operating in Albany since 1993.

For more information about Alzheimer’s WA and the services available please visit alzheimerswa.org.au or call 1300 66 77 88.

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Media contacts: Moira McKechnie, (08) 6271 1022 / 0433 567 224 / moira.mckechnie@alzheimerswa.org.au

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