SEA Club- Seniors Enjoying Art- An arts program created by Michaella Lynch for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients at Westminster Canterbury Retirement Home.
By Becki Sims
I want to take you by the hand.
I want you to come with me.
Come with me to a place where you can see how Alzheimer’s disease affects lives every day.
This man is my motivation. My Papa. Eugene L. New.
Today would have been my papa’s birthday. Our first one without him….
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.
Erin Miller is the Volunteer Walk Chair for the Farmville Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. She is the Vice President of Philanthropic Service of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Longwood University. Erin is a senior at Longwood who came from Richmond. While the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is part of Sigma Kappa’s National Philanthropy, Erin has a personal passion for the cause because her grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2012 at the age of 89.
Kimberly Phelps is using the skills her grandmother taught her to raise money for her South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. She is baking cupcakes in memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Jane Athey Nance, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.
To order cupcakes call Kimberly at 641-1310 or email her for a list of cupcake flavors: KimicalKreations@hotmail.com. You must pick up your order near downtown Suffolk.