Just a few days ago, June 21st marked the official start of summer and happens to be the longest day of the year. This distinction is significant not just because it’s the day with the longest duration between sunrise and sunset, but it also holds special meaning for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. This longest day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association even schedules one of its major fundraising and awareness initiatives to coincide with June 21st. The Longest Day campaign is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit group. Teams are encouraged to do something they love or honor a loved one by doing something your loved one was passionate about on or near June 21st. This year alone more than 7,200 people participated on more than 2,200 teams across the country to raise millions of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.
HHHunt and our Spring Arbor communities are proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association through participation in events like the Longest Day and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We see the effects of this terrible disease, but remain optimistic that expanded research will help identify new approaches and solutions for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also understand the skills and compassion needed to serve and support those with Alzheimer’s and their families. Our Spring Arbor team members are honored that they have the opportunity to care for our residents and we have created a community that is really more an extension of your family, where caring professionals are here with a helping hand while our residents enjoy new friends, new experiences, and new days. Our amenities and daily activities support the needs of our residents and help them maintain a high quality and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the Spring Arbor “Cottage” concept is governed by four “Cornerstones of Care” which incorporate a unique blend of architecture, programs, and specially trained staff to provide an unmatched level of respect and care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our residents enjoy the respect and dignity they deserve, and their loved ones value the peace of mind knowing that we provide unparalleled care.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and our philosophy extends through every phase and season of life. We’re so proud of our Spring Arbor team members for fulfilling this mission each day. To learn more about Spring Arbor and the Cottages, please visit us online. We also encourage you to visit the Alzheimer’s Association and consider supporting this incredible and worthwhile cause.