The Summer Solstice which is the longest day of the year is June 20th. The Alzheimer’s Association has used this day as a reminder of the challenging journey those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers have. This year Swiss Village will be holding events to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research and the Swiss Village Music & Memory Program.
On June 20th the community is invited to join people nationwide who will be participating in activities from sunrise to sunset. Longest Day activities will take place at Swiss Village and the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion. Donna Stout, Swiss Village’s Memory Care Activities Coordinator, along with others will be walking from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm. Join Donna in her walk around the Swiss Village Campus. Community members are welcome to walk for as little or as long as they are able.
The Muselman Wellness Pavilion will be holding a class marathon. Guests are welcome to workout for one class or as many as they would like. The Longest Day classes are free for members and non-members to participate. Donations will be accepted to support the Alzheimer’s Association and Swiss Village’s Music and Memory Program. Classes will start at 6:00 am and run through 8:00 pm. The class schedule will be as follows: 6:00-7:00 am Sculpt and Tone, 7:00-8:00 am On a Roll, 8:00-9:00 am Weight Room, 9:00-10:00 am Senior Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am Senior Circuit, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Walking with Marie, 12:00-1:00 pm Spinning Flex, 1:00-2:00 pm SilverSneakers Classic, 2:00-3:00 pm SilverCycle, 3:00-4:00 pm Yogalates, 4:00-5:00 pm Barre, 5:00-6:00 pm Zumba, 6:00-7:00 pm Cize, 7:00-8:00 pm Kickboxing.
Swiss Village will also be selling purple shirts to help raise funds for the Alzheimers Association and the Swiss Village Music & Memory Program. The shirts are $12 and available for purchase at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion. Orders are due by June 2, 2016.
According the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5 million American’s living with Alzheimer’s. In Indiana there are 110,000 individuals 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s. The costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’s in Indiana is $935 million and in the United States is $236 billion. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined.
Help Swiss Village raise awareness for those facing Alzheimer’s. For more information, contact Jennifer Lehman at 260-589-4529 or visit www.alz.org.