WATERTOWN — The Ivy at Watertown, 655 Straits Tpke., recently held a Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $700 for the cause.
Families and residents joined the socially distant walk on a beautiful fall day with staff from the sister community, The Ivy at Ellington.
An opening ceremony was held where Executive Director Jason Rieger welcomed evearyone.
Daniella Tartakovsky, reflections program director, explained how the walk would take place, starting in the promise garden with pinwheels.
Each color symbolized whether the individual had Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia, whether the individual lost someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, whether the individual had a loved one with the disease and whether the individual supports the cause.
Residents and families placed the pinwheels in the circle before family groups followed the paved trail for loops, deciding how many loops they would complete.
At the end of the walk, each group received a certificate of completion.
Then, residents and their families participated in an outdoor, socially distant luncheon provided by Chef Dave Crespo and Chef Dennis Clark.
The Ivy at Watertown opened in March 2020.