June 21, 2022
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 is the summer solstice, the day of the year with the most sunlight. This day shines bright on Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness. We do this by celebrating and fundraising with our community.
As a Memory Care Director this day is important to me because it shines a light on dementia. Knowledge brings power. The more education and awareness we provide, the better we can help people to understand this disease and provide a better quality of life for those affected.
Here at The Fremont Senior Living Springfield, MO we are celebrating The Longest Day by hosting a drive-through barbecue dinner and raffle. The money raised will benefit our Memory Care Neighborhood here at The Fremont.
We encourage everyone to visit our Neighborhood. Volunteering can be as simple as bringing in the kids for a visit or as difficult as planning your own event. Friendly pets are always welcome. You bring the fun, and we’ll provide the snacks!
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.
The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located less than two miles from Mercy Hospital and Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Farmer’s Park, James River Town Center, Primrose Marketplace, and the Battlefield Mall.