Alzheimer’s Australia NT provides support, counselling, information and education to help people living with dementia, their families and those working in the dementia field. AlzNT aims to increase community acceptance and understanding of a person with dementia and their family carers, through raising community awareness.
AA&P has been working with AlzNT for many years, providing strategic marketing and public relations advice for their Northern Territory based activities. AA&P Director Claire Bell is the Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Australia NT Board.
Life Education is the largest non-government provider of health education to children and young people, Australia wide. The program mission is to empower children and young people to make informed choices for a safe and healthy life, free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Life Education has been delivering its program in the Northern Territory for more than 20 years now and currently sees around 8,000 students each year. AA&P assists Life Education NT through the provision of advertising and marketing support and AA&P’s Natalie Bell is the Chair of the NT Board.
The project was initiated in 2001 by Verity Montgomery and Christine Bond, who were concerned about the welfare of the animals at the town camp and the negative impact that some of the animal issues were having on the residents, especially the children and the elderly. Over the last decade more than 30 dogs have been desexed along with around 10 cats and there have been many emergency treatments and visits to the vet. The project has been funded by the two women along with generous donations and support from local businesses such as AA&P and the Parap Vet Hospital.