Monday, December 6, 2021

Marco Spirit Walks For Alzheimer’s



Members and friends of the Marco Spirit Team, captained by Barbara Markel, walked in the recent 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at North Collier Regional Park in Naples.

Walkers included Barb and Jack Markel, Joyce and Rich Kaelin, Shirley Woolaway, Illona Hirschmann, Beth Reckord, and Michael Carrigan.

The members and friends of the Memory Loss/Caregiver Support Group of Marco Island actively fundraised. The Support Group is moderated by Shirley Woolaway.

This year, 608 participants and 86 teams took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Collier County. Marco Spirit came in second in the county, raising over $10,600 or 106% of their goal. The team is very thankful for the support of the citizens of Marco in their effort to find a cure for this disease.

Holiday tips from Alzheimer’s  Association

The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. Take a deep breath. With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions. Go to for details on these topics and many more holiday tips.

• Familiarize others with the situation

• Adjust expectations

• Involve the person with dementia

• Adapt gift giving

• When the person lives in a care facility

24/7 Alzheimer’s Helpline: 1.800.272.3900

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