Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease
Torrance, Calif. (PRWEB) October 21, 2009
Home Instead Senior Care serving Torrance, Palos Verdes and Marina del Rey is sponsoring a team for the Alzheimer's Association California Southland chapter as part of Memory Walk 2009. The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.
"Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease," said Denise de Cock, owner of Torrance Home Instead Senior Care. "Our CAREGiversSM witness the staggering impact of this disease not only on seniors but their families as well."
In Los Angeles, the 5K walk will be held Sunday, November 1 at 350 South Grand Ave., in downtown Los Angeles. The Home Instead Senior Care Torrance office is planning on fielding a team of 10 and is actively looking for team members. Those interested in participating should call 310-542-0563 or 1-800-FOR SENIORS.
An estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, according to 2009 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, recently released by the Alzheimer's Association. Proceeds from Memory Walk 2009 will support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through 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.
Home Instead Senior Care is the world's largest and most trusted provider of comprehensive companionship and home care services for seniors. These services are provided through a network of more than 850 franchise offices located throughout the world. The company's services are designed for practically any living arrangement where an older adult simply needs human interaction and help with day-to-day activities.
The Torrance office is one of nearly 200 Home Instead Senior Care offices throughout the United States participating in Memory Walk 2009.
For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, log on to http://www.alz.org/californiasouthland, and to learn more about Torrance Home Instead Senior Care log on to http://www.homeinstead.com/286.
About Home Instead Senior Care, Torrance
Home Instead Senior Care/Torrance provides in-home senior care to clients in the South Bay, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering an unmatched level of integrity, trustworthiness and responsiveness. It is the only senior care provider in the South Bay with a comprehensive hiring and training program that ensures high quality care and reliable, personalized client service that consistently goes above and beyond expectations.
Through ongoing relationships with local senior care nonprofits, agencies, medical centers, assisted living facilities and other senior service providers, Home Instead Senior Care/Torrance has become the most informed source for senior care in the South Bay.
For more information, call 1-800-FOR SENIORS or visit http://www.homeinstead.com/286.
Media Contact: Mary Blake, MB Writing & Consulting Group, (310) 376-3163 or 310-710-2755. [email protected]
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org.