Who: Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter
Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association Long Island
Members of Sunrise Senior Living
What: Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter will join Alzheimer Association's Long Island Chapter and Sunrise Senior Living, who is hosting a special bowling event to help AALI reach its goal for the Long Island 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's. The employees at Sunrise Senior Living are helping those afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related impairments attain what they call "pleasant days."
There are 5.4 million people in the U.S. who are afflicted with Alzheimer's. Of that number, 60,000 live here on Long Island. In the coming years, the Association expects to see a drastic increase in these numbers if a cure is not found. Currently, one in eight people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease.
When: Thursday, November 3
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: 300 Long Island
895 Walt Whitman Road
Directions: From the East: LIE to Exit 49N (Route 110) toward Huntington. Merge onto service road. Take Pinelawn Road (County Road 3) towards Route 110. Cross over Broadhollow Road (Rte. 110) and Pinelawn Road becomes Walt Whitman Road. Go 0.4 mile, then make a left onto Old Walt Whitman Road. Bowling alley will be on the left.
Photo Ops: Ms. Malack-Ragona joined by members of Sunrise Senior Living in West Babylon and participating bowlers.
About Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.