Meridian Senior Living communities are honored to have supported the Alzheimer’s Association® event: The Longest Day® on Saturday, June 20th to raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Participating Meridian communities raised collectively about $10,000 towards their local chapters.
Each year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts The Longest Day, a team event that supports its mission to fight Alzheimer’s. This day with the most light symbolizes that people across the globe fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice. More than twenty-five Meridian communities across the nation formed teams to participate in this event by engaging in activities that they enjoy and honor someone living with the disease.
On The Longest Day, Meridian communities wore purple in support of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with conducting fundraising activities, in a safe fashion. Each community used their creativity in building carts or tables, wearing costumes, and conducting fundraising events selling goods or services such as: singing telegrams, blueberry muffins, lemonade, smoothies, and other delicious baked treats.
“Our Meridian Senior Living communities are proud to support The Longest Day and the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association diligently provides valuable support services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, while also supporting crucial research,” says Sue Johnston, VP Program Development. “We understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s that individuals, families, and companies face, so we are dedicated to support the Alzheimer’s Association in their efforts to fund research for a cure.”
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Meridian Senior Living works every day to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and to become a resource for their families and caregivers. With Meridian’s MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™ program, memory care communities, and the compassionate individuals who make up the teams there, strive to enrich lives and infuse purpose into each and every day.
To visit or join our Alzheimer's Association team page, please visit msl.life/Meridian2020