Local nursing home getting a head start on Alzheimer's fund-raising
From Staff Reports
August 1, 2008 - Each year, local groups raise money through a series of walks and mini-walks in the fall to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, with the funds brought in going toward research into the disease that robs people of their mental abilities.
The people at Carriage House Manor are among those who hold such fund-raisers, and they have already scheduled multiple events in the coming weeks.
For example, Carriage House will host an Alzheimer's Mini Walk for its residents and employees next month. This year's walk begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12.
But the nursing facility also has slated several activities to be held each Friday in August at Carriage House Manor, located at 210 Pipeline Road.
The first is a taco luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. For $5 a plate, the community is invited to enjoy three tacos while contributing to Carriage House Manor's Alzheimer's mini walk funds.
The next, a bake sale, begins at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Carriage House staff invites everyone to join them and check out their baked goods, which will be sold until 4 p.m.
Aug. 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. is a great opportunity for those who haven't had a chance to drag out the bucket, suds and sponge or had time to run by and have their car professionally cleaned. Car washes are being offered at Carriage House Manor that Friday for $5 per vehicle.
Closing out the August fundraisers will be a watermelon and homemade lemonade sale from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 29. A slice of melon and a glass of lemonade will cost $3.
T-shirts commemorating the event are also being offered for $20 each, and can be picked up on Thursday, Sept. 11.
For more information on any of these events, or to order a shirt, contact Carriage House activity director Becky Shaw at 903-885-3589.