This year 2,776 walkers in Sacramento came out to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The morning air was cool and crisp—a refreshing change from the warm Sacramento summer heat. It was a perfect fall day—the crowd was filled with people wearing purple who were holding forget-me-not flowers that each tell a story. The feeling that day was hope.
by Therese ten Brinke, Project Coordinator
Music transcends language, culture and time. Eskaton residents are sparking new connections using an innovative music platform called SingFit. The music-therapist-designed program was created specifically to keep the mind and body engaged.
Larry, 82, is a retired veteran who served in the Air Force. He loves Aretha Franklin and BB King, but not many people know that. Since moving to Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven in 2012, Larry hasn't talked much. "He had a stroke," said Laura. "I was distraught and didn't know what to do." A support group helped her find Eskaton.