The community is invited to attend a community gathering to raise awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, June 22.
There are over 30 community partners participating. There will be a lot of purple fun, from purple drinks offered by The Goose Restaurant to purple displays, purple hair tips and more, and all to raise money and awareness for the disease.  You will recognize participating businesses by the purple velum Alzheimer's Association Community Partner sticker on the store front and the Purple Bow adorned above.
There will be information tables set up in front of the Darien Sport Shop, Stop & Shop , The Equinox and Christ Church with volunteers from William Raveis and Bankers Life ready to help residents set up their team, provide information on the Alzheimer’s Association and take donations.
Community Partners include: Nielsen’s Florist & Garden Shop, The Darien Sport Shop, Barrett Bookstore, Bankers Life, Crescendo Music, Darien Carpet, Everything is Rosey, The Goose, Grieb’s Pharmacy, William Raveis - Deirdre McGovern Team, Kirby and Company, Maplewood Senior Living, Merill Lynch Darien – Dan Anderson, Right at Home, Runner’s Roost, Seasons Too, Stop & Shop, Sugar Bowl, Uncle’s Deli, Johnny’s & Company, The Bar Method, Darien Cheese, The Residence at Selleck’s Woods’, Webster Bank, First County Bank, Evolution Physical Therapy, The Equinox, The Bar Method, Northstar International Life and Leadership Coaching and Grief Recovery, and Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa
At 10 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Nielsen’s Florist in Darien to kick off the all day long “Paint the Town Purple Event.” First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and State Rep. Terrie Wood will be in attendance to offer a few words. Nielsen’s Florist has donated purple bows for businesses to display on their storefronts in recognition of their support.
Right now, there are 78,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Connecticut and 178,000 caregivers. Every 65 seconds someone develops this disease in the U.S. It is "Time to Talk" about memory concerns. The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging families to bravely broach the subject about a loved one’s memory loss. We have education classes in person and on-line that can help you learn the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s and how to talk to your doctor about your concerns.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org/ct or call 800-272-3900.
Residents are also invited to join the “Darien Paints the Town Purple” team and walk at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Oct. 13. Sign up on the mobile walktoendalzheimer’s app. Contact event chair Pamela Payne at 203-912-5047 or pamela.payne@raveis.com for more information.