The Longest Day on Monday June 20th
Posted on: 2016 06 17
This Monday, Armistead Senior Care is participating in The Longest Day, an Alzheimer’s Association® event held annually on the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. This event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their Caregivers. We will be hosting a BBQ lunch at both our Vermont and New Hampshire locations for our Caregiver's and community members. At 4:00 pm, we will attend the Rally on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. Our purpose is to acknowledge & honor the compassion and dedication of the 30,000 unpaid VT Caregivers assisting their loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia. For many individuals living with Alzheimer's and their Caregivers, every day can be the longest day. At 5:00, wearing accents of purple in solidarity, we'll march from the top of Church Street to the steps of City Hall. Upon arrival at City Hall, we'll enjoy a brief and joyous program celebrating our loved ones with Alzheimer's and their Caregivers. Featured speakers include Emcee Ginny McGehee, WJOY radio personality; Martha Richardson, Alzheimer's Association executive director; and Nancy Sterns Bercaw, mission speaker, local author and Alzheimer's advocate. "Alzheimer's disease is a thief in that it steals a person's dignity and independence, and mental and physical health. We WILL find a cure for Alzheimer's with your help. The Longest Day Rally on Church Street is free and open to the public but donations to the Alzheimer's Association® are greatly appreciated."