Join Pegasus Senior Living at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Pegasus Senior Living designs communities across the country that give people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia the opportunity to live an engaged, fulfilling and dignified life.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leader in raising awareness and funding research toward finding a cure.
What is the Alzheimer’s Association?
You’ve likely seen the purple ribbon supporting those facing Alzheimer’s. The purple ribbon symbolizes the calm stability of blue and the passionate energy of red, qualities anyone who’s acted as a caretaker can understand.
Four decades ago, when little was known about Alzheimer’s and research was next to non-existent, a group of home caretakers took it upon themselves to find answers:
- The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 as a way to unite caregivers, provide support, and advocate for research.
- It is the leading volunteer health organization advocating for this form of dementia.
- Their mission: To discover a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementias.
“The first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there, but we won’t get there without you,” says the association. With 50 million people across the globe currently living with Alzheimer’s, the time to find a cure is now.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association research, we know that Alzheimer’s occurs due to a buildup of plaque and nerve cells tangling in the brain. Over time it causes the brain to shrink and affects all functions of this vital organ. A person can live for years with this process before ever knowing they have it. Below is a chart of typical changes that may occur in stages. It is important to note that each person is an individual and their journey may differ from another’s.
How can I help the Alzheimer’s Association?
This fall, the organization looks forward to returning to hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in-person across 600 communities nationwide. There is no fee to participate in the event, but registering and organizing donations for the cause is encouraged.
Find a walk near you and register or consider ways to get involved with others:
- Join a national team
- Sign your company up
- Create a team with friends and family
Despite a global pandemic, the walk raised $98 million in 2020. Let’s make it even better in 2021 and join the crowd to rally against Alzheimer’s. Your participation and support will ensure, “Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.”
How are Pegasus Senior Living Memory Care communities joining the fight against Alzheimer’s?
Connections Memory Care is a specialized service offered in many of our communities. Many of our associates and residents’ family members have organized teams who participate in various Alzheimer’s Association events.
Contact us to learn about joining a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in your community:
*Walk cities may be located in a nearby city. Click for details.
|States||Locations and Walk Dates of Pegasus Communities|
Bellingham: September 18, 2021
Kirkland: September 25, 2021
Gig Harbor and Puyallup: September 26, 2021
Marysville: October 9, 2021
Spokane: October 2, 2021
Sacramento Area: October 2, 2021
Lancaster: October 2, 2021
Apple Valley: October 23, 2021
Paso Robles: October 30, 2021
Fairfield: November 6, 2021
Denver: September 18, 2021
Reno and Gardnerville: October 2, 2021
Kansas City Area: October 3, 2021
Phoenix: October 16, 2021
Tucson: October 30, 2021
Mesa: November 6, 2021
Austin: September 25, 2021
Fort Worth: October 30, 2021
Houston: November 6, 2021
Arlington: November 20, 2021
Kenner: November 13, 2021
Albertville: September 26, 2021
Florence: October 24, 2021
Brockport: October 9, 2021
Queensbury: October 16, 2021