Osborne Interim Management has selected YouQuest as the not-for-profit it will be providing pro-bono support to for the next year as part of its “Hands-Up for Charity” initiative. The idea of using a team approach to provide a “hands-up” evolved naturally from the not-for-profit work Osborne has been undertaking in recent years coupled with the extensive volunteerism of its Principals and Advisors.
“The idea of doing something like this achieved immediate and wide spread support from our Practice members, but what was a real challenge was selecting one organization from such an impressive group of applicants,” commented Mark Olson, Managing Partner. “I would like to acknowledge the Children’s Wish Foundation-Southern Alberta, BB4CK (Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids) and I Can for Kids for the wonderful and very important work they are doing in our community.”
YouQuest is a new not-for-profit association based in Calgary created to improve quality of life for people living with young onset dementia and their families. According to the most recent (2016) statistics over 1,300 adults aged 40-64 in the Calgary Health Zone have been diagnosed with dementia, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute is reporting 92 new cases every year.
Myrla Bulman and Cindy McCaffery are the co-founders of YouQuest, launching as Calgary’s first wellness community for active people with ‘U65’ dementia at the Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Days at YouQuest are co-planned with participants and mean the difference between active enjoyment and living a sedentary life of isolation.
“We’re thrilled to have the broad experience of the Osborne Interim Management team to support our growth,” commented Myrla Bulman. “YouQuest offers individuals with young onset dementia the dignity of freedom to move and make decisions. The respect to be purposeful and visible in the community. The grace of living well according to personal interests.”
About Osborne Interim Management
Osborne Interim Management provides senior executives, business advisors and specialized consultants who can deliver solutions to our clients’ needs on a flexible contract basis when they are experiencing challenges during transition, rapid growth, loss of leadership or economic uncertainty. We have the ability to offer integrated solutions to complex client needs due to our depth of specialized skill set and applied experience across a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Based in Calgary, Osborne Interim Management also has Principals and Senior Advisors operating out of British Columbia, Edmonton and Toronto.
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Osborne Interim Management
3553 31st Street NW, Suite 550
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
P: (403) 264-8195 ext. 1003