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June 21, 2022

Fox Run Senior Living Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day

Category: Memory Care

Author: Megan Tuebner, Memory Care Director

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

Mary Anne Radmacher

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, when those whose lives have been touched by memory-impairing diseases come together and raise awareness through education and support. This month includes June 21st, the summer solstice and the longest day of sunshine and light during the calendar year.

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect over five million individuals in the United States alone. If we continue this current trajectory, this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. The impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals and those who love them is astounding. Memory, personality, problem solving, safety awareness, decision making, relationships – all these things and more are affected through no fault or choice of the individual. For families, this can feel like a loss that never seems to end.

While dementia is incredibly challenging for everyone involved, there are ways that each one of us can bring light to the darkness.

The Longest Day at Fox Run Senior Living

The Longest Day is also known as the summer solstice. It’s about bringing light to Alzheimer’s.

As a Memory Care Director this day is important to me because, not only do I care about all of our residents, but I also have family members that suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Here at Fox Run Senior Living Fairborn, OH we will be celebrating The Longest Day by having anyone that would like to wear a purple shirt to donate $5. We will also be teaming up with Residents Services to hold a fish fry fundraiser for $10 a ticket.

We encourage our resident’s families to help by volunteering with crafts, bringing in pets, reading to residents, taking them for walks, or enjoying a meal with them.

Let’s join as communities throughout this month to honor, love, and support not only those living with dementia but their families as well. If your life is personally touched by this disease, we are here for you.

Fox Run Senior Living in Fairborn, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Fox Run include dining at Grissom’s Restaurant, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Peacefully located just east of Hwy 675 with convenient access to local shopping and attractions.

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