Alzheimer’s Association – the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

The Massachusetts/New Hampshire page of alz.org is the go-to for the best local, informative and up-to-date news on everything Alzheimer’s. Information is available in just about every subject. Support groups are available in our area, as well as care consultations, Walk events, fundraisers, and so forth. The “Community Highlights” section includes links to the various ongoing activities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There is also a helpline available 24 hours, seven days a week.                                                         Link to site – http://www.alz.org/manh/

*In addition, there is a link to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Annual Report, which provides an overview of local fundraising events, volunteers, and donors that make these events possible. Mission-related statements from the past year are also reviewed in the report. 2013 Annual Report

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Saint Antoine Residence (North Smithfield, RI)

“Excellence in Nursing Care and the Ultimate in Assisted Living”.

There are two specific locations here. The “St. Antoine Residence” is specifically for those with Alzheimer’s Disease who are dependent and require Nursing Care. The “Villa at St. Antoine” is for those with assisted living, and they have their own apartments.

My grandmother, Susan, is at the St. Antoine Residence, and it is a very caring and dedicated place. Whenever I go there to visit her, I am assured that she is in the best of care. St. Antoine’s has various ongoing community events and activities. Every year around Christmastime, there is a craft fair where some of the residents’ artwork is raffled off. During the summertime, some of the able residents and nurses, as well as volunteers, take a trip to the beach and to a seafood restaurant in Rhode Island.

It is unfortunate that my grandmother has to be in a nursing home, but she needs the help and assistance from people who know how to properly care for someone with the disease.

Link to the Saint Antoine website: http://www.stantoine.net/

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Find a Location Near You!

Finding a Walk near you is simple and takes a split second! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place in every state. Using the “Find a Walk” chart, you can discover when the next Walk will take place in your state, and sign up accordingly.

Find a Walk now! – http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage

The following is a video from real people who have Alzheimer’s disease, thanking all who have participated in the 2014 Walks:

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Worcester County Walk – Worcester, MA

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Worcester County Walk took place on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Registration was at 8:30 a.m., the opening ceremony was held at 10:00 a.m., and the walk started at 10:30 a.m.
The route length was 3 miles long.

For General Information: Event Details ›

or Contact: Walk to End Alzheimer’s MA/NH    |    508-799-2386    |   alzwalkMANH@alz.org

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Dunkin Donuts – “Purple with a Purpose”

During World Alzheimer’s Month this past September,  Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees helped to spread Alzheimer’s awareness with its “Purple with a Purpose” campaign. Multiple locations across E. Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire offered purple-frosted donuts during September. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, purple mugs were available to purchase for $10.00, and every Sunday that mug is offered a free hot or iced coffee refill.

Link to article – http://www.alzmass.org/dunkin/

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