On June 20, Senior Services Recognized “The Longest Day” with a few staff members sharing photos and stories of a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Those photos are below.
Growing Roses for Grandma Rosie
Grandma always had the most beautiful roses. She put all of her heart into her gardens just like she did when it came to loving her family. As I attempt to follow her example, I relish in the memory of bright summer days spent outside together.
~ Elizabeth Baldwin
A Loyal Fan
In honor of my dad, I remember his love for baseball and all sports. My dad enjoyed following all Pittsburgh professional teams and was a fantastic and loyal fan of his grandkids in all their sporting events. This weekend I know my dad was smiling down on my son Carson as he and the Beaverton Juniors team played hard and won the Jeffrey Werda Memorial tournament in Gladwin.
~ Barb Zebley-Oldani
Coleman Activity & Dining Center
The Coleman Center participants are passionate supporters of efforts to end Alzheimer's Disease. On June 20, they marked "The Longest Day" by wearing purple and making donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Great job Coleman!
A Man Full of Character
My dad passed away from Lewy Bodies Dementia, a disease similar to Alzheimer's. Even when his memory faded, he was still full of the same character I loved and admired my whole life. He was always very involved in his community and lived his life with humor and honor. I miss him everyday.
~ Renee Hansen