NEW BRITAIN – Several Hartford HealthCare Senior Services teams were recognized as top participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in Hartford on Oct. 14. During a celebration in Hartford on March 20, Arbor Rose at Jerome Home was honored for being the first place corporate team having raised $11,750 while Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging realized fifth place with $3,329. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, at 24th place, raised $1,425.
The Hartford Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which was held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, raised more than $320,000 for research and education. Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs cognitive functioning. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arbor Rose and Jerome Home, located at 975 Corbin Ave., has supported the event for more than 10 years by hosting special fundraisers in addition to having walk sponsors. “We love having a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s each year, and raising money to help find a cure promotes awareness in and around the community,” said Denise Lebrocquy, retirement counselor, Arbor Rose, and walk team captain. “We see every day how Alzheimer’s affects the entire family, and fundraising events give us all a little hope that one day, there will be a cure.”
Other Hartford HealthCare Senior Services teams participated in the New London and Litchfield area walks, with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging achieving the fifth-place corporate team spot in Litchfield.
With 10 locations, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, offers resources and assessments to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and caregivers. For more information, visit http://hhccenterforhealthyaging.org or call 877.4AGING1/ 877.424.4641.
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