Waveny Trekkers Walk for Alzheimer's
Posted on September 17, 2018
More than 25 walkers of Waveny LifeCare Network staff, volunteers and families helped fight Alzheimer’s disease by participating in this year’s annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Sunday, September 16.
Held annually at more than 600 sites nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
“This year’s walk not only had a record turnout for the ‘Waveny Trekkers,’ but also a record turnout for the walk as a whole,” said Carolyn Antonion LMSW, Waveny’s Resident Care Coordinator and this year’s team captain. “As of last count, more than 1,400 people showed up to support the cause.”
The Waveny Trekkers joined a record-setting 300 teams from throughout Fairfield County in support of medical research for Alzheimer’s disease. Funds raised through donations and sponsorships support the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, and stay in the community to fund essential care and support services for people with Alzheimer’s.
Waveny has participated in the walk since its inception 22 years ago, and is especially passionate about this mission given the therapeutic memory care Waveny LifeCare Network provides to patients, residents and participants with Alzheimer’s disease throughout its continuum of care, including Waveny Care Center, The Village – Waveny’s innovative assisted living residence dedicated to memory care, and in Waveny’s Adult Day Program.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a nonprofit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1, inquire online or visit www.waveny.org.