June 21 people across the globe will participate in The Longest DayÂ® to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity. St. Johns County Council on Agingâ€™s â€œCommunity Care-Givingâ€ program invites residents of St. Johns County to join the community effort to support this worthy cause.Â Even the smallest gift makes a big difference in getting us that much closer to a cure.
The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset team event to raise funds to fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimerâ€™s AssociationÂ®. On The Longest Day, thousands will take part in fund raising efforts to honor those living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and help us get closer to a cure. Participants in The Longest Day are joining a global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, the brain and other dementias as part of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June.
To join the St. Johns County Community Care-Giving team and make a contribution to put an end to Alzheimerâ€™s, visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=6650&team_id=261343
In St. Johns County alone, there are more than 4,000 residents aged 85 and older. Statistics show that over half of this population has some form of dementia.
Those Â unable to contribute electronically are invited to contact the COA Community Care-Giving office at (904) 209-3674.Â Paulette Kozlowski will be happy to assist you.
Â For more information about Alzheimerâ€™s disease, visit the Alzheimerâ€™s Association at alz.orgÂ®.Â Â Â