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星期二, 6月 21, 2016

MAYOR WALSH TO RECOGNIZE JUNE AS ALZHEIMER'S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH

MAYOR WALSH TO RECOGNIZE JUNE AS 

ALZHEIMER'S 

AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH

BOSTON - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh will recognize June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month with an event on City Hall Plaza on Wednesday, June 22. The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, and Mayor Walsh will attend to meet with organizers and observe a moment of silence to honor those living with Alzheimer's disease.

Staff from the Elderly Commission and the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will invite the public to wear purple and write a purple message of hope and remembrance on the "Reason to Hope" chalkboards. They will also be hosting a table with resources for residents with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, providing information and signing people up for the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's in September.

Nationwide, more than five million people are living with Alzheimer's disease, including 10,000 Boston residents that live with the disease.