Memory Walk For Alzheimer's
Memory Walk For Alzheimerâs
HARTFORD â On October 8, the Alzheimerâs Association of Northern Connecticut will hold its annual Memory Walk to raise funds for programs and services to assist Alzheimerâs families.
There will be three walk sites in the Northern Connecticut Chapter area: Hartfordâs Bushnell Park, Town Green in Enfield, and Stafford High School in Stafford Springs. All three walks begin at 10 am and are part of more than 400 being held nationwide to support the Alzheimerâs Association.
The event will provide a doggie walk area so families can bring their dogs, on leash. In addition to a 5K walk, there will also be activities for children including a moon bounce, rides on the Bushnell Park carousel, and face painting. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Key West Trio, a popular group known for their Jimmy Buffet-style music (Mr Buffetâs father suffers from Alzheimerâs disease). Also performing will be a quartet from the Sweet Adelines and a lively Irish step-dancing troupe from the Shamrock School of Irish Dance in Plainville.
New this year, the Hartford walk in Bushnell Park will provide a brief ecumenical service led by Chaplain Sean Kennelly at 9:30 am. Walkers will also be able to visit the Alzheimerâs Awareness and Remembrance areas to receive information about caregiver resources and programs.
For more information, call 800/356-5502.