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Senior community in Kingwood to host Alzheimer’s awareness walk

September 24, 2018

Watercrest at Kingwood residents will host an Alzheimer’s walk for residents and community members on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

The walk will start at the Watercrest at Kingwood community located on 24109 Kingwood Place Drive.

Participants will walk around the first floor of the senior community to honor those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

There will be a silent auction and a “happy hour” where they will announce how much was raised for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Events such as this are significantly important for people such as Kelley Bibb, a family member of a Watercrest at Kingwood resident.

Bibbs mother has Alzheimer’s and has progressed over time.

“The relationships with others in the community my parents have made since moving into Watercrest have been invaluable, especially as my mom lives with Alzheimer’s,” said Bibb. “By having events like the walk, it reminds us of the importance of being educated about this disease and how we can best care for those impacted. For those of us who live this life, it’s wonderful to know the support is there and that we can come together to educate the greater community.”

In addition to educating attendees on the importance of Alzheimer’s awareness, the walk will also serve as a kick-off event for Watercrest’s participation in the Woodlands Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 6. All proceeds raised during the senior living community’s walk will go toward team donations to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

To participate in the walk, call (888) 566-9489.

kaila.contreras@chron.com

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