Join us November 2-8 for Resources to Remember! All Sunrise communities will be opening their doors during this time to those interested in learning more about the Sunrise Memory Care Program, and the support and resources we make available to senior caregivers.
Click here to RSVP for a Resources to Remember event near you, where you’ll learn about Sunrise’s commitment not only to seniors, but the caregivers and families who love them. Each Sunrise community offers a monthly Caregiver Support Group that allows caregivers to meet and mingle in an environment where they are understood. Don’t forget to review our 2014 Caregiver Resource Guide, which is packed with expert guidance on the challenges of memory loss.
Through our Resources to Remember community events, we hope you’ll enjoy learning more about:
- Community monthly Caregiver Support Groups and other resources available to family members and caregivers
- The next steps to take after a memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis
- Our unique Memory Care Program using a holistic and research-based approach to care
- Sunrise’s secure Reminiscence Neighborhoods designed to allow seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia maximum independence and comfort
Click here to watch a video about one of our beloved residents, Hilda, and her Reminiscence story.
Looking for more ways to connect with Sunrise this fall season? Join us in the fight to end Alzheimer’s by signing up for your local chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s here. We are proud to be a 2014 Platinum National Team sponsor for the Alzheimer’s Associations Walk this year, and hope you will join us! If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area on October 25th, be sure to stop by our tent at the Walk in the Nation’s Capital on the National Mall.
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