This year will be very different as I am walking in memory of my father, Robert W. Sexauer. For the past 10 years I have co-chaired the Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant Team with Kathleen Peirson on the Eastern Shore and walked in honor of my father with my dog, also known as his four-legged grandchild, Goggles. After each walk, I was able to go see him and tell him all about the Walk and how much money we raised. This year I cannot do that.
Being a caregiver for a person with dementia can be mentally and physically exhausting. However, never let this interfere with your love or your compassion to give your loved one the best quality of life possible. Make every day count and take every chance you can to visit, share a picture, make a moment. That is what I strived to do every day! Thank you for walking to end Alzheimer’s and for being supportive of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.
Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 5 at the Senior Perspectives Office,
9559 Hospital Avenue, Nassawadox.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.
and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Donate now or register at the walk!
After the walk, join us to raise even more donations at the Eastern Shore Tractor’s Open House!
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant is catering this event and selling 50/50 raffles, giving away t-shirts, selling bracelets, car raffle tickets, and more! (757) 678-7870. Flyer.
Alice LaCroix, of Shore Stay Suites, joined the Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant Team Shore Stay Suites, and will host the fundraiser at Eastern Shore Tractor in Accomac. They will be grilling for Eastern Shore Tractor’s Open House and in return, Eastern Shore Tractor is purchasing all the food and making a donation to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
By Alice LaCroix
I do not have biological family that have Alzheimer’s. However, I used to manage an Independent Retirement Community that had 130 apartments. and 147 residents, or “family members” as I referred to them as. They had Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. I fell in love with each and every one of them and their extended families. They became near and dear to me and this is why I enjoy doing this fundraiser, knowing the results that can happen!