The Longest Day, the summer solstice, is the day each year with the most sunlight. On June 21, thousands of participants from around the world came together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, more than 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, and this number is set to skyrocket to 75 million by the year 2030.
“Everyday Amazing” Milwaukee Catholic Home’s Dementia Care Excellence program, is an integral framework we use in caring for those with memory loss. Our “Everyday Amazing” philosophy features a variety of approaches that are evidence-based and research-driven. We make it a priority to continually update our programs and offerings to include elements of the latest research in cognitive health and overall wellness that meet the individual needs of our residents.
To honor The Longest Day, Milwaukee Catholic Home hosted a variety of special events not just on June 21st, but throughout the entire month of June, to raise funds and awareness for the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Thanks to the generous support of the MCH community, $644 was donated to the Alzheimer’s Assocation!
In addition to this contribution, here’s how residents, family, and friends of MCH helped make a difference!
- A themed “Brain Healthy Raffle Basket” a $345 value, was available for one lucky winner to win! Some items from this coveted prize included an outpost gift card, 3 classes at Empower Yoga, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Book, “Build a Better Brain at Any Age,” a Smart Watch Fitness Tracker, and two hours of professional organizing!
- A 50/50 raffle drawing was held on June 21st-Tickets were available for sale for $1, and all proceeds benefited the Alzheimer’s Association.
- On Monday, June 21st friends and resident family members were invited to take a walk with their loved one at MCH. A large purple balloon arch on Prospect Avenue helped mark the #MCHPurpleParade!
- Staff, residents, and friends wore purple, the color of the cause, on Monday, June 21st.
- All enjoyed purple smoothies during their lunch hour-a delicious, healthy and symbolic treat! Purple is the signature color for the Alzheimer’s association as it combines the calm stability of blue and the passionate energy of red to represent their unrelenting fight against the disease.
- EVERYDAY Amazing t-shirts were handed out to all Milwaukee Catholic Home employees to create a unified approach to the cause and support our dementia care excellence program!
By raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and by strengthening our Everyday Amazing dementia care program, we at Milwaukee Catholic Home will continue to do all we can to fight the darkness often associated with Alzheimer’s!
Watch the video below to find out more about Everyday Amazing at Milwaukee Catholic Home.