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Sturges Ridge of Fairfield Goes Purple on "The Longest Day" for Alzheimer's Awareness
Supports National Partnership with Alzheimer's Association to Raise Funds for Research and Education on Longest Day of the Year
To help raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association as part of "The Longest Day" annual campaign, Sturges Ridge of Fairfield (https://www.benchmarkseniorliving.com/
"Alzheimer's disease affects many of our residents and their family members as well as our friends and neighbors in the areas we serve," says Frank Boasorte, executive director of Sturges Ridge. "Every single day we work to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's and dementia, so there is no better time than the longest day of the year to raise awareness and money for this important cause."
On Friday, Sturges Ridge debuted an art gallery to sell paintings, other artwork and crafts, created mostly by the community's Mind & Memory residents, with the goal of raising $1,000. The gallery is an extension of Sturges Ridge's effective art therapy program, which enhances the quality of life for those with dementia because it improves symptoms of the disorder. Attendees also enjoyed entertainment and goodies.
Many of Benchmark's 58 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities located throughout the Northeast participated in "The Longest Day" to help reach Benchmark's corporate goal of raising $100,000 in 2019 for the Alzheimer's Association.
For more information about Sturges Ridge of Fairfield, click here (https://www.benchmarkseniorliving.com/
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Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape (https://www.tomsgrapevine.com/
Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications