The Alzheimer’s Association has declared the month of June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and has set aside June 21 – the Summer Solstice – as a day to bring awareness to the disease of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.
The Summer Solstice, the day with the most light, is also known as “The Longest Day.” Participants from all over the world will come together on that day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s by raising awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Granville County will observe “The Longest Day” with an Alzheimer’s Awareness event, to be held on June 21 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Senior Center in Oxford. The featured topic will be “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” Attendees will learn more about types of dementia, stages of Alzheimer’s, current research and available local resources directly from a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association.
This event is sponsored by Granville County Senior Services and the Department of Social Services. The public is welcome. To reserve a seat, contact the Senior Center in Oxford at 919-693-1930 by June 19.
The Granville County Senior Center is located at 107 Lanier Street in Oxford.