Maple Grove Senior Living Complex Participates in “The Longest Day”
The first day of summer is also the longest day of the year. Folks at SilverCreek on Main Senior Living celebrated by raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alzheimers impacts nearly six million Americans. A person’s risk of developing the disease roughly doubles every five years after their 65th birthday. Silver Creek residents and community members held their annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s patients. Starting at 5:30 a.m. they rode stationary bikes in 15 minute shifts.
SilverCreek’s executive director, Christine Shilda, says everyone at the event had a common bond. Said Shilda, “We want to help our friends and neighbors that are impacted by this disease.”
Special guest speaker Andy Steinfeldt, who holds the Guiness Book Record for planking gave a talk entitled “Motivation As We Age.” Then it was former Minnesota Viking Pete Bercich’s turn to hop on a bike and show the crowd how it’s done.
For information on how to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association as part of The Longest Day, visit https://alz.org/