The ‘Longest Day’ to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease at St. Ann’s Community
Posted on June 20, 2019
Every year on the longest day, people around the world join to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Alzheimer’s Association.
St. Ann’s Community will be hosting an event to raise awareness and fight the stigma associated with this disease. There will be an interactive walk through the lobby of St. Ann’s Home on June 21 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Tables will be set up with information and interactive activities for residents, staff, family and community members to visit – including games, a drum circle, and artwork stations.
The Longest Day is an event created by the Alzheimer’s Association which coincides with the day of the summer solstice every year. It is done in honor of those who are battling Alzheimer’s disease and helps to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.
June was officially recognized as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month in New York State last year. The proclamation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo draws attention to Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacts many New York residents.
St. Ann’s Community serves seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia at two locations: Rainier Grove at Cherry Ridge in Webster and the Special Care Unit at St. Ann’s Home in Irondequoit. Both provide specialized care designed to reduce residents’ anxiety, maintain their dignity, and support socialization and engagement.
About St. Ann’s Community
St. Ann’s Community is Rochester’s leading senior housing and health services provider. With campuses in Irondequoit and Webster, St. Ann’s offers a continuum of care that includes independent retirement living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, transitional care/rehab, palliative care, and adult day programs. One of Greater Rochester’s largest private employers, St. Ann’s has more than 1,200 employees who are Caring for the Most Important People on Earth. For more information, call 585-697-6000 or visit www.stannscommunity.com.