MARCH 13th SERVICE
IN COMMEMORATION OF THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY ALZHEIMERS AND
On Sunday March 13, at 8AM and 10:45AM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, invites the entire community to its third annual service in commemoration of those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. It will be a service of reflection and remembering, singing and prayer, and include a blessing for those participating in this year's Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®. An exhibition in photos and words: "Isolation Unveiled: Refocusing Alzheimer's and Care Giving" on loan from the Meyerhoff Senior Center, Hollywood, Florida, will be displayed.
People are encouraged to bring in photos of their loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or memory loss for a special display for the service.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That’s roughly the population of Minnesota and greater than the populations of 25 other states. Approximately 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime and every 71 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in this country. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research and it calls on people of all ages to take action in the fight.