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Autumn Ridge hosts Alzheimer's walk

By Mandy Mahan

This year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s organized by the Alzheimer’s Association looked a little different for the residents of Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre in Wabash.

Residents normally would participate in the larger walk in Fort Wayne, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the residents held a walk in the parking lot.

The participants made laps around the parking lot, with signs spelling out ALZ to mark each lap. At the conclusion of the walk, purple balloons were handed out and then released. CDC guidelines were followed with social distancing and mask wearing.

Along with the walking and the balloon release, music was provided, and Einstein, the dog of Joyce Johnson, Director of Marketing, was there to act as the event mascot. The Centre also had a silent auction set up with all proceeds being donated to the ALZ Campaign.

“We are thankful to be able to provide quality care to our residents in this very difficult time,” said Johnson. 

Posted on 2020 Oct 13