November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and the month for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Phoenix and surrounding cities. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year’s event won’t be a large in-person gathering, but the Koelsch Kickers from Copper Creek Inn Memory Care are still walking in small, safe teams at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler on Saturday, November 14th.
Something else is different this year – the residents at Copper Creek Inn Memory Care are joining the fight against Alzheimer’s by creating inspirational, hand-painted rock art to be left along the trail for future park guests to find. “The rocks create awareness of the 5 million American’s living with Alzheimer’s. Ladies and gentlemen at Copper Creek Inn design them as part of Living Well with Purpose, a program empowering elders to keep giving back to their community in ways that matter to them.” noted Benjamin Surmi, MSG, Director of Education and Culture for Koelsch Communities.
Team walk participants are needed to “hide” the residents’ rock art along the 1.5 mile route. Contact Debbie Newport, Director of Community Relations, at Copper Creek Inn Memory Care Community to join the Koelsch Kickers Alzheimer’s Walk team. Masks are required but purple wigs and tutus are optional!
Copper Creek Inn Memory Care Community
2200 W Fairview St
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-634-4191 Koelsch Communities
111 Market Street NE #200