In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation stating that every June would be Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This observance provides the opportunity for everyday citizens to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. It is estimated that some 50 million people across the globe suffer some form of dementia and that number continues to rise. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people worldwide to wear purple and educate others on fighting these terrible diseases.
At HHHunt, we take this call to action seriously. Through our Spring Arbor Senior Living division, we care for hundreds of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias. We understand how devastating the disease can be on family members and loved ones. That’s why our Spring Arbor team held fundraisers last month to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Listed below are a few examples.
Spring Arbor of Raleigh’s Hot Air Balloon Lanterns
Spring Arbor of Raleigh made hot air balloon lanterns and placed them throughout the community. Residents and family members could purchase the lanterns for $10 in honor of someone who had or currently has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Donations were made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter.
In a Facebook post, the team at Spring Arbor of Raleigh commented that they “hope that one day, we all live in a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia.”
Spring Arbor of Apex’s Garden Pot Decorations
As part of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages individuals to participate in activities on the summer solstice which is the longest day of the year. These Longest Day activities bring perspective to what it is like for caregivers who care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
At Spring Arbor of Apex, our cottage residents painted pots purple. They will be placed in our Memory Care garden for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Spring Arbor of Crofton’s Cake Pop Fundraiser
Family members, loved ones, and friends donated money to the Alzheimer’s Association for Spring Arbor of Crofton’s Cake Pop and Balloon event held on the summer solstice. Donors wrote a note to their loved ones in our Cottage memory care program, and each resident received a balloon and cake pop with the note.
Spring Arbor of Richmond’s Longest Bingo
Spring Arbor of Richmond held their Longest Bingo game on June 20th. This allowed residents and family members alike to play bingo while raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
These are just some of the activities held last month in honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we are committed to finding a cure for these diseases.