Last month, we wrote about The Longest Day, a team event that raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.
Team members at Spring Arbor of Winchester showed their support and participated in this year’s Longest Day by hosting an all-day stationary bike marathon. The community chose biking as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle, which can be critical to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Five stationary bicycles were donated by local health clubs for the event, and team members took turns bicycling outside of the community from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. on June 20th.
Community partners from Fox Rehabilitation and Right at Home, as well as team members from Spring Arbor of Leesburg joined in for the good cause. We can’t forget mentioning that Richard Mabe, Executive Director at Spring Arbor of Winchester, rode his bike for an impressive 15 hours straight! It was a fun-filled day and we would like to thank the community and its partners for taking time out of their day to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
We see the effects of Alzheimer’s on a daily basis, but remain optimistic that expanded research will help identify new approaches and solutions for this disease and other forms of dementia. 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. Learn more about our Spring Arbor communities today.
We believe it’s how you live that matters, and thanks again to all who participated in this year’s Longest Day. Let’s help find a cure to #EndAlz!