Senior Star Supports the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease on The Longest Day

Senior Star supports the fight against Alzheimers

June 21st has been designated by the Alzheimer’s Association as “The Longest Day,” when thousands of participants from across the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

At Senior Star, we are actively involved in this important effort all year long. In fact, Senior Star associates make up the fourth largest fundraising team in the nation for the Alzheimer’s Association. Check out Senior Star’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Page to find out how you can help us support this important cause.

Why is the event called The Longest Day?

June 21, the summer solstice, is the day with the most light: 16 hours. It is considered the ideal date for “shining a light” on the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease through fundraising activities.

Why is it so important to focus on Alzheimer’s disease?

The Alzheimer’s Association offers these facts:

  • Worldwide, 55 million people are living with dementia
  • The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to skyrocket to 78 million by 2030
  • Alzheimer’s disease kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined
  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • More than 11 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the us
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia

What does the Alzheimer’s Association do, and where do the donations go?

The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world. From face-to face support to online education programs and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money you raise makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. Every dollar you raise benefits those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in your community.

The Alzheimer’s Association:

Provides care and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Online message boards through ALZConnected®.
  • In-person and virtual support groups, connecting those facing the disease with a network of help in their community.
  • A free nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) offering information and referrals.

Drives research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

  • Currently investing over $300 million in 920 active best-of-field projects in 45 countries.
  • Brings the global research community together to tackle common challenges, such as the first new diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s in 30 years.
  • Drives support for transformational projects such as the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU).

Speaks up for the needs and rights of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease

  • Accelerated the passage of landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandated the creation of a national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Advanced commitment to Alzheimer’s funding from the federal government. Funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health is more than $3.4 billion annually, representing a more than seven-fold increase since the passage of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.
  • Recruits advocates nationwide, so that the need for Alzheimer’s care, education and research is heard at every level of government.

How is Senior Star making a difference?

At Senior Star, we understand the challenges that families go through when facing Alzheimer’s disease. We are committed to being a positive impact on the local communities where our residents reside, while also making a difference within the entire Aging Services industry. Our teams remain committed to causes that affect seniors and their families around the world.

When we ask our friends and family to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, we are providing hope to millions of families as we continue to pursue our nation’s goal: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by 2025.

We also encourage philanthropy among our associates by inspiring them to champion causes that impact seniors both at work and within their local communities. It is one more reason why families turn to Senior Star for knowledge they can count on.

We welcome your participation.

If you’d like to know more about our corporate philanthropy efforts, or our unique memory care program, please contact us.

Learn more about Senior Star’s Memory Care program by downloading our free Just the Facts: Memory Care guide, or contact us today.


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