The MorningStar Senior Living of Billings community was proud to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Zoo Montana in September. Our team members, residents and family members joined hundreds from the broader community to raise awareness for this devastating disease. We are also pleased to report that our efforts paid off as we helped to raise $7,280 through the Mulligans for Memories golf tournament.
This year the national Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place on November 12, 2016 and was held in more than 600 communities across the country. The annual event helps to raises awareness and money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and has participants of all ages joining in the fight.
The organization uses the money to provide face-to-face support and online education programs as well as to support worldwide research initiatives. One example of the important work they do is provide more than $350 million to support 2,300 scientific proposals that are searching for answers to the disease. The organization also brings the global research community together to work on challenges such as developing “the first new diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s in 27 years.”
The first Memory Walk® was in 1989 and started with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters. It raised $149,000 and had 1,249 participants. By 1993, Memory Walk was a nationwide event and was in 167 locations and raised $4.5 million. Last year, more than 50,000 teams in over 600 locations across the country participated and raised more than $75 million.
With over 5 million Americans living with the disease, and the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., this is a critical fight and MorningStar Senior Living communities are proud to play a part. Contact us to learn more about MorningStar of Billings’ exceptional memory care. We have 36 secure suites for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments as well as 32 cottages and 72 bright suites for independent living and 70 assisted living suites.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to value, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.