Be sure to lace up and support the Caring Days Annual “Walk to Remember” in August. The Walk provides funding for services at Caring Days and provides funding for programs such as Project Lifesaver and caregiver support groups.

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“Alzheimer’s ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death,” said LaDerrick Smith, the Executive Director at Caring Days. It is important to bring awareness because of “knowledge on how to understand, manage, and interact with individuals with memory disorders.”

This year’s walk is extra special because they are celebrating 25 years that Caring Days. The 2022 Walk has a Jungle theme so you will experience “lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!” Enjoy “jungle-themed music, snacks, and the chance for door prizes for registered participants,” said the Press Release.

More about Caring Days

Smith said that “Caring Days, an adult day care center, we bridge the gap between independent living and highly restricted care. It provides a secure and happy environment for our clients and carefully planned activities to keep them using their cognitive, language, social, and motor skills.”

“Walk to Remember” Event Details

Saturday, August 27th

University Mall

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

The walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-Registration Information

Thursday, August 25th

10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Benefits to pre-registration: “no lines, double door prize tickets, and better t-shirt size selection.”

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What is Project Lifesaver?

“Project Lifesaver is a cooperative program with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. State-of-the-art technology is used to assist those who care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The program provides the technology needed to quickly locate someone who has become disoriented and lost. The ability to find someone quickly prevents injury and provides peace of mind to caregivers,” said Smith.

Why are Caregiver Support Groups Important?

“Caregivers need help. Providing a safe environment 24hrs can be overwhelming to a caregiver because this includes safety, nutrition, hygiene, personal socialization, and more,” said Smith. In addition, “Caregiver support groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to share ideas, support each other, and learn from professionals.

Get Your Steps In

“Individual community members, Alabama organizations, churches, schools, and businesses, are encouraged to form teams and come on out to show your support “Walk to Remember.” Click here for more information.

(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media from Caring Days. Click here for more information.

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