The Longest Day: Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

FIGHTING ALZHEIMER’S ON THE LONGEST DAY
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and Capital Senior Living is joining the fight to end the disease.

From now through June 21, 2018, residents and staff at our communities around the nation are coming together to raise more than $50,000 on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association®, which provides resources and support for caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s.

All are invited to attend an event at The Waterford at Levis Commons on Thursday June 21 from 10-4pm.

Reffle Baskets! Back Sale! Fun Filled Day with Outdoor Games!
For more information Call Heather Barnhiser 419-874-2564
7100 South Wilkinson Way Perrysburg, OH 43551

They will be raffling our Friends of the Family basket with a theme of “Florida Grandma”.

Best Ways to Show Love to Your Elderly Loved One

1. Ask them to tell you a story 
Many seniors are widowed or living alone and just having someone to talk to can mean the world to them . This is an opportunity to allow them to reminiscence. It is good for their memory. And I guarantee that you will learn a thing or two.

2. Make them a homemade gift.
There is something about that handmade item, that gives that a Grandparent a reason to brag. “My granddaughter made that. She’s very bright.” They love to speak about their kids and grand-kids.

3. Tell them you love them.
Time is short and you will never regret saying the words, “I love you” too much to your loved ones. They need to hear it and you need to say it.

4. Frame a family picture.
A family photograph is a terrific way to bring memories back into focus. Put it in a nice frame for an extra special touch.

5. Give them a blanket.
Since we seem to have lost our Spring this year, a warm blanket can be the perfect cozy gift to those who tend to be chilly all the time now days.

Friends of the Family to Sponsor NAM Contestant

Friends of the Family are proud to be one of the sponsors for Miss Aubrey Smith in the National American Miss competition. Aubrey is the grand-daughter of one of our caregivers and is such a sweet young lady. Best of luck, Aubrey!

The Dementia Epidemic from Alzheimer’s Association

  • More than 5 Million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Every 66 Seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the Sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. 
  • In 2017, Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $226 Billion. The number is expected to rise to $1.1 Trillion by 2050.