June is the Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer’s Association®, wants to encourage everyone to take the time to learn the fact about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on individuals and families nationwide. On the front page of their website, they have a link for families to share stories and pictures of how the disease has touched their lives.
At MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan, we will again participate in a range of activities to honor the “The Longest Day.” The event, started by the Alzheimer’s Association, takes place on the summer solstice. Its goal is to help end Alzheimer’s and to raise funds and awareness for care and support as well as to advance research.
This year’s The Longest Day Events at MorningStar will include starting the day off with a Pancake Breakfast. During the morning, we will show “Alive Inside,” a moving documentary that follows social worker Dan Cohen as he uses the healing power of music to unlock memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
We will also listen to a discussion from John H. Gilmore, MD, the director of the Early Brain Development Program in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. Gilmore is the senior author of a study that is trying to identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early and to develop appropriate interventions. Another highlight of the day will be a showing of the Glen Campbell Story, I’ll Be Me. The film documents his amazing “Goodbye Tour” as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing Alzheimer’s disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.
Furthermore, the day will include tasty treats such as “Lavender Smoothies on the Lanai” and “Blueberry Bingo”. For more information on our day’s activities or to learn more about MorningStar at Jordan’s loving community, please visit our website.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan represents the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to value, to invest.” We are dedicated to providing a true home for residents amidst a beautiful, serene setting and a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve. Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.