GREENVILLE – Brethren Retirement Community will once again be participating in an event sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association called The Longest Day which takes place on the summer solstice-the annual day with the most daylight hours.
On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion, and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity. Brethren Retirement Community will celebrate on June 17th from sunrise, 6:08 a.m. to sunset, 9:08 p.m. and will raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“The day will be filled with numerous activities that all are invited to attend, but will feature walkers around our beautiful pond for the 16-hour, day-long event,” said organizers.
Residents, their families, staff, and the greater community are invited to join in the walking.
“We are also in need of volunteers to help push wheelchairs around the pond so all who want to participate can join in on the fun.”
Walkers can walk all or part of the day and will be able to see the luminaries surrounding the pond that will be purchased in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The luminaries will be lit at sunset during a special ceremony with guest speaker, Eric VanVlymen, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, with all the names being read at that time.
In 2014, a total of 194 registered walkers walked 1,442 laps around the pond for a total of 240 miles! In addition, 84 luminaries were lit. Overall the event raised over $2100 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Please join us for this very special event.
If you are interested in purchasing a luminary or participating in the event, you may call 547-7655 for more information.
Longest Day events:
6:08 Opening Ceremony – Join us to kick off our day of walking and fun!
10:00 Puzzle Piece Scavenger Hunt
10:30-1 Staff Lunch Served
12:30 Pie Palooza!
1:00 Special Craft
2:00 Line Dancing and Karaoke
3:30-6 Staff Lunch Served
6:30 Euchre Tournament
9:07 Closing Ceremony
Remembrance Luminaries For Sale
Brain Foods/Mouth Hygiene Booth
Hope Necklaces Available: Made With Love J