Alzheimer's Walk

 

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.   Here at the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home, residents and staff actively supported Alzheimer’s on Purple Day, Friday, September 15th.  Together we walked outside on the property, raising awareness of this progressive disease by wearing purple pins that were fashioned the day before.  Also, for any staff wearing purple, their name was entered into a drawing.  The lucky winner of this drawing was Lisa Perry, Director of Dining Services, and she received a purple Lokai bracelet which signifies “Stay Humble, Stay Hopeful.” 
Then on Saturday, September 16th, some of our staff actively engaged in the official “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Plymouth.  Overall, it was a great campaign where the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home held many fund raising events and received pledges totaling $ 880.00 for Alzheimer’s research and awareness.