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June 21, 2022

Hudson Grande Senior Living Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day

Category: Memory Care

Author: Kimberly Becton, 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.

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 at Hudson Grande

The Longest Day is the day with the most light – the summer solstice. It’s when people around the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice. These events will assist the Alzheimer’s Association to find new treatments to stop, slow down, or even prevent Alzheimer’s.

As a Memory Care Director, The Longest Day is meaningful to me. I’m excited about this year’s Longest Day fundraiser. Not only do we have something fun planned, but the funds will stay right here for our Memory Care Neighborhood. Our residents can benefit from it first-hand.

For our Longest Day fundraiser, the Hudson Grande Senior Living Hudson, OH will be making a calendar for the first time. Our “Hudson Grande” calendar will be unique, just like our community.

We welcome all family and friends to be a part of the fun. Come see the album covers that made the cut. Bring your ideas and let’s make this memorable!

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.

PrairieStone Senior Living is a comprehensive community soon to be offering independent living plus, assisted living, and memory care, accompanied by an array of services and floor plan options. Our amenities include restaurant dining, outdoor and private dining, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, a salon and barber, transportation services, a patio and firepit, and more. Our community extends beyond our campus, providing residents with the opportunity to explore the local downtown area, featuring charming shops and restaurants. Nature enthusiasts can visit the picturesque George Wyth State Park for nature walks and birdwatching or enjoy the stunning scenery along the Cedar River. Cultural events and festivals, such as the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival and Sturgis Falls Celebration, offer even more opportunities for engagement. PrairieStone residents have convenient access to a wealth of adventures and activities, both within and outside the community.

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