Gifts in Wills

At the Alzheimer Society, we believe completing your Will and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property makes you a Super Hero. Why? Because you are protecting those you care about, your assets and, if you leave a charitable bequest to the Alzheimer Society in your Will, you will help us defeat dementia – a formidable foe!
If you have assets, you need a Will. But are you like over half of Canadians who might not have planned for the final distribution of the assets that took an entire lifetime to build?

Consider these startling facts:

  • More than 50% of Canadians do not have a proper Will.
  • More than 70% of Canadians do not have Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property.
  • One in 10 Ontarian over the age of 65 is living with dementia.
  • Women represent 72% of all Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The federal government provides tax breaks to Canadians who leave a charitable gift in their Will.

When dementia and procrastination team up, they can wreak havoc. If mental capacity issues arise, you will not be able to sign legal documents. Court proceedings may be necessary to access your finances or health records. This process can be time-consuming, expensive and stressful. Please don’t procrastinate. Get started today! Order your free Estate Planner and Guide by submitting our request form or call Colleen Bradley at 416-847-8913.

P.S. Did you know that leaving a gift to the Alzheimer Society in your Will could help you leave more to your beneficiaries and pay less tax?