June 21, 2022

Carriage Court Senior Living Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day

Category: Memory Care

Author: Shemika Morris, Memory Care Director

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

Mary Anne Radmacher

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, when those whose lives have been touched by memory-impairing diseases come together and raise awareness through education and support. This month includes June 21st, the summer solstice and the longest day of sunshine and light during the calendar year.

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect over five million individuals in the United States alone. If we continue this current trajectory, this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. The impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals and those who love them is astounding. Memory, personality, problem solving, safety awareness, decision making, relationships – all these things and more are affected through no fault or choice of the individual. For families, this can feel like a loss that never seems to end.

The Longest Day at carriage court senior living

While dementia is incredibly challenging for everyone involved, there are ways that each one of us can bring light to the darkness.

The Longest Day is the day with the most light, also known as summer solstice. A day to raise awareness with those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

This day brings importance to me as a Memory Care Director because it shines a light of awareness on our residents, family, friends, and many more who suffer daily with the disease of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This day lightens the information and knowledge of the diseases hidden in the dark. This day gives us a chance to speak up and advocate along with raising funds towards something much greater.

Here at Carriage Court Senior Living Hilliard, OH we’ll be celebrating The Longest Day in our community. Memory Care will be making purple ribbons and selling them in the community to anyone who wants to support. Ribbons will be worn on June 21st for recognition. We’ll have some outdoor games in our courtyard, followed by cupcake decorating with purple accessories.

We always encourage family and volunteers to come in and spend time with us. Whether that be singing karaoke with the crowd, crafting, baking, or simply sitting down with us for an inviting meal. Let’s join as communities throughout this month to honor, love, and support not only those living with dementia, but their families as well. If your life is personally touched by this disease, we are here for you.

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Located in a quiet neighborhood just off Main Street and Scioto Darby Road with convenient access to major shopping centers, Heritage Golf Club, and Highway 70 and Highway 270.

 

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3570 Heritage Club Drive

Hilliard, OH 43026

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