Senior center and COA correspondent Donna Gill reports that staff at the Tewksbury’s Senior Center will assemble a team to participate in the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You’re invited to join Jan Conole, Christina Hess and Courtney Coviello to take part in the walk, which is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide.
This year’s walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 and begin at 200 Brickstone Square in Andover.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring community event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Every walk is being planned with the health and safety of staff and volunteers as top priorities. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Organizers will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local guidelines to ensure events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.
Register to join the Tewksbury Senior Center Team or donate to support walkers here. Donations may also be made by contacting Christina Hess, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 978-640-4480 and asking for Christina.
Donna also reminds residents who may still need their COVID-19 shots to mark their calendars for the Tewksbury Community Vaccination Clinic to be held on Friday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St. Everyone 12 and over is eligible, and the vaccine is FREE to all.
Please bring your health insurance information if you have it. Anyone under the age of 18 must also bring a signed parental consent form. Walk-ins are welcome. Note that this clinic is not for booster shots.