Alzheimer’s Association taking names to honor caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association invites residents to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease by nominating caregivers in their community for the Pee Dee Caregiver of the Year award. The association will give a Family Caregiver Award and a Professional Caregiver Award.
The awards will be presented during Alzheimer’s Association Awareness night at the Florence RedWolves Baseball game at Sparrow Stadium on June 20 at 6 p.m. Each recipient and one guest will be invited to attend the game to receive their award.
Pee Dee residents are invited to attend the baseball game to celebrate the Longest Day, a day to honor those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Nominations will be accepted until June 1 at 5 p.m. at http://bit.ly/AlzNomination. To be eligible for nomination, Family Caregiver must be a relative, neighbor or friend that is taking care of, or has taken care of a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
Professional Caregiver is a person whose paid profession is to provide care to a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Everyone is encouraged to “Pack the Park Purple” for Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Night at the RedWolves game, says Alexis Watts, Midlands director of development of the Alzheimer’s Association S.C. chapter.