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Richmond’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s goes virtual this year

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 13:23:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19, and neither is the Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association. They've remained open and, since mid-March, all of their care and support services have been provided virtually – either by phone or online. They say they’re seeing a greater use of these services given the additional stress of COVID-19 on caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association raises 100% of its revenue. Their spring fundraising events have either been postponed or have become virtual, which has impacted their revenue, and they’re asking for the community’s support right now.

The Alzheimer’s Association supports our community through the following services free of charge:

  • 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900)
  • Support groups for individuals living in the early stages of the disease and caregivers
  • Care Consultations provided by Master’s level Social Workers,
  • Information and referral resources
  • Community education programs

This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will still take place in Richmond on Oct. 31. However, it will now be a virtual event, happening everywhere! The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across their communities.

To learn more or to donate, please click here to visit their website.