November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. With more than 5 million Americans currently living with the disease and someone in the US developing Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, the need for funding for the support of treatment, care and research is critical.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As part of this effort, Legacy Memory Care at OceanView held its 2nd annual walk on-campus to raise awareness and collect donations. Both residents and staff from our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities participated.
OceanView’s Fitness Team created multiple routes across our 80-acre campus, utilizing wooded paths and sidewalks to provide walks of different lengths with various levels of terrain. Along the way, stations were set up with waters, apples and energy bars.
Our fundraising total for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is currently at $7,500! All funds directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Maine Chapter. A huge thank you to our residents and staff for volunteering, spreading the word, walking, fundraising, and helping us all realize a world without Alzheimer’s!