Mindful Care Adult Day Services of Rutherford County will host a commemorative ceremony, Friday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., to honor loved ones past and present stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held at New Vision Baptist Church, located at 1750 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. The public is invited, including family friends, loved ones and caregivers.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that results in loss of memory and other intellectual functions. There is no cure. There are approximately 3,000 people in Rutherford County who suffer from the disease and 5 million nationwide.
An open house of the Mindful Care Adult Day Services will follow the brief ceremony, at which time attendees will be able to see where the weekday program is held and meet the Mindful Care staff, volunteers and board members and learn more about the program. Light refreshments will be served.
“Most of us who are involved in this wonderful organization have been caregivers at one time or another and have experienced the ravages of the incurable disease,” remarked Tom Tozer, Mindful Care board president. “I would venture to say that most people reading this have been touched in some way by the disease. They are welcome to stop by to pay tribute to loved ones who are still with us and others who have passed on.”
Mindful Care Adult Day Services of Rutherford County provides compassionate care for persons, age 55 and up, with mild Alzheimer’s and other health challenges whose family caretakers are seeking a safe and caring environment during the day for their loved ones. The local program operates out of space at New Vision Baptist Church and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America introduced this commemorative event in 2003. The month of November focuses on raising awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection.
For more information about Mindful Care Adult Day Services, please visit www.mindful-care.org.