Brooksby Village Hosting The Longest Day, an Alzheimer's Awareness Event

Peabody, MA - On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity. Held on the summer solstice, June 21st, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.*    The residents and staff at Brooksby Village will participate in The Longest Day on Friday, June 20th.  Events will be held throughout the day beginning at 6 AM and ending at 10 PM. "The team at Brooksby Village created a great opportunity to join together around the summer solstice and raise Alzheimer's awareness," said Todd DeLaney, Associate Executive Director, Brooksby Village.  "The days leading up to our event, residents and staff can honor or show support to a loved one impacted by Alzheimer's Disease by writing a message on a decorative flower.  We will create a garden full of all these decorative flowers and they will be on display leading up to our Longest Day events."  Some of the events taking place at Brooksby Village include:
  • Swim & exercise activities
  • Bocce
  • A trip to Lynch Park in Beverly, MA
  • Wii Bowling
  • Viewing of the Alzheimer's Project Movie
  • An Expo highlighting our Memory Support Program
  • A walk around Brooksby Village
  • Everyone at Brooksby Village will wear purple to honor and support those that have been touched in some way by Alzheimer's 
"At Brooksby Village, we strive to provide a unique and effective memory support program throughout the continuum of care.  We will take this day to highlight many components of our program." * http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5860&pg=informational&sid=18344 [caption id="attachment_120061" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Residents and staff can honor or show support to a loved one impacted by Alzheimer's Disease by writing a message on a decorative flower. All the decorative flowers will be displayed leading up to Brooksby Village's Longest Day events[/caption]   About Brooksby Village: Brooksby Village is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living.   The scenic 90 acre campus is located in Peabody, MA and is home to more than 1,900 residents.  Brooksby Village is a perfect Boston area retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.