Warm Hearth Village and its employees work hard to support village residents and the community in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. On November 6, Warm Hearth Village (WHV) participated in the New River Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the 21st time.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Amy Slone, Associate Director of Development, coordinated the WHV team and said the 12 team members contributed $495 of the total $44,924 raised by the New River Valley Walk. “It is really important to us not only to raise funds but to raise awareness so we participate in the Walk each year. Fighting Alzheimer’s disease takes a consistent commitment and that’s what we try to bring to the walk – an unwavering determination to support seniors and their families who struggle with this disease. We see firsthand how the Village serves those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, so it feels good to be able to do our part and make a meaningful difference. All the dollars we raise benefit those in our community who are affected by Alzheimer’s.” Slone said.
WHV serves many seniors who are impacted by dementia and strives to be a community leader in terms of advocacy and resources. Part of their advocacy is helping residents and staff better understand and care for those with the disease. The WHV Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is held every other Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm via Zoom and is open to the public. It provides a safe and welcoming environment for people with early Alzheimer’s, and a place for them and their family and friends to socialize and support each other. In addition, WHV also hosts a Parkinson’s Support Group the first Thursday of every month at 2:30 pm.
For more information on how Warm Hearth Village can be a resource for you, please contact Linda Kirkner at 443-3415.