On June 21, FirstLight Home Care will help raise funds and awareness to advance the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support and research programs for The Longest Day. The home care company has created a Global Team and invited its franchise locations across the country to join in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

“Several of our employees have been affected by this devastating disease. We also take care of many clients and families who are living with Alzheimer’s. We recognize the importance of participating in activities such as The Longest Day that help bring the disease out of the shadows,” says Rebecca Rushing BSN, RN, director of client care services for FirstLight Home Care, in a media release.

June 21, The Longest Day, is described as the summer solstice and the day with the most light. During the day’s event, participants around the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice.

FirstLight Home Care offices in the company’s more than 175 markets across the US will participate in a variety of activities and events to shine a light on the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 16 million family members and friends providing care and support.

FirstLight teams will raise funds through events and activities in their local markets, such as bake sales, chili cook-offs, health fairs, and more. Some will also hold Ageless Grace fitness classes that are open to the public.

Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program that seeks to improve health and well-being, reduce stress, keep the brain agile and keep the body responsive. The nominal class registration fee from each event will be donated to The Longest Day, the release explains.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ageless Grace on The Longest Day,” Rushing adds.

“Last year, we began offering Ageless Grace training to our franchise owners and managers who, in turn, have trained their caregivers. The customized curriculum was developed by Denise Medved, founder and creator of Ageless Grace, specifically for FirstLight Home Care. The program has been wonderful for our clients who are experiencing cognitive decline.”

The FirstLight Home Office Headquarters in Cincinnati will be holding several fundraising events as well from June 21 through August all in support of The Longest Day, per the release.

[Source: FirstLight Home Care]