By hosting this unique event our residents have created, we give them an opportunity to be of service in their own special way.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2017
Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor will host “Purple Day” on Friday, October 20, 2017. This special event will raise awareness and funds for the 2017 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor is a non-profit retirement community, one which offers specialized memory support to residents suffering from several types of dementia diagnoses. Thus, Alzheimer’s is an issue which is near and dear to the hearts of residents, their family members, and staff members alike.
“Purple Day” was born when residents expressed their desire to devote their time and energy to the cause of ending Alzheimer’s. Many noted they simply were not up to a 5K walk, and wanted to find a unique way to offer meaningful material support.
The solution? Coming together as a community to create and host this special day.
Purple Day will kick off at 10 AM. It will include talks from guest speakers George M. Taffet, M.D., and Kathryn Berson. Berson is the Director of Corporate Initiative for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter. Taffet is the FACP Professor in Medicine, Chief Geriatrics, Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences for the Baylor College of Medicine.
There will be a silent auction to raise funds, as well as a variety of fun activities, including a craft table, a balloon memory send-off and a live “Tell the Truth” game show. The day will wrap up with a Purple Happy Hour. The bar will serve a host of purple delights while the Purple Piano Players provide live music for all.
“At Brazos Towers our motto is ‘Every day – in every way – enhancing lives,’” explains Michelle Watkins, Marketing Director for Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor. “By hosting this unique event our residents have created, we give them an opportunity to be of service in their own special way. By contributing in this way, they uphold the motto of the Alzheimer’s Association: ‘Together, we can end Alzheimer’s Disease.’ We feel we are creating a powerful partnership that will last for many years to come.”
The 2017 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s kicks off on November 17, 2017. For more information, visit act.alz.org.
ABOUT BRAZOS TOWERS
Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor is a non-profit retirement community that has been serving Houston-area seniors for over 50 years. They offer all levels of living, from independent living to full-scale skilled nursing and rehabilitation care. For more information, visit http://www.brazostowers.com.