The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Plains at Parish Homestead in Oneonta. A similar walk will be held at Andes Central School at 2:30 pm., according to a media release.
The walks, sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, are an opportunity for participants to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment, to support programs and services. Each walker raises funds to support these efforts.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.
Participants also will enjoy music, snacks, and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.