It was a crisp fall day with temperatures hovering in low 50’s on Sunday and it was the Medina County Alzheimer’s Walk to end Alzheimer’s. The walk was held at the historical Medina Public Square. More than 235 walkers were registered for the event. Walkers could choose between a 1 mile walk and a 3 mile walk.
Again this year Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) chose to be a sponsor for the event. There was a flower garden where participants could pick a colored flower that represents why they are walking with the hopes to ending this disease. Safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more were present to help keep walkers safe.
Did you know…
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
- Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%.
- One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Fifty percent of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- In 2021, Alzheimer’s disease will cost the United States $355 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.
WRMC has a memory care unit, Pathways, on their campus. Everyone, employees and families are very familiar with these sad statistics. Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is a priority for all the WRMC employees.