The 2016 HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s was held Sunday, May 15 at the DCR Scusset State Beach.
The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s has been a tradition for 24 years. Our mission is to provide information, education and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia—and the families and professionals who care for them. The Walk for Alzheimer’s is the principal fundraiser for Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like you, Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services is able to provide an array of programs and services to meet the needs of the community we serve. Programs include:
- • Telephone helpline
• Educational support groups for caregivers and individuals with memory impairment
• Respite grants
• Memory screenings
• Care management plans and family consultations
• Dementia certification for professionals
• Professional conferences on the latest dementia research
• Programs for family caregivers, community members and agencies
• Referrals to other local resources
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly one in three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. There are more than 325,000 unpaid caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts.
About the Walk
The three-mile HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s was held at the DCR Scusset State Beach (map). Registration was at 9:00 a.m. with the Walk starting at 10:00 a.m.
When you walk, you help thousands in our region receive essential care and support services. Walking for Alzheimer’s makes life better for thousands of local families.
Frequently Asked Questions
For questions about the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s, please contact (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.