Community Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s Disease

St. Paul Elder Services (SPES) provides care and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. For many years, our organization has been committed to raising awareness and funding for this degenerative disease, because we believe that through research, we can help positively impact the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we are hosting a series of events in June that are designed to bring our community together and make a meaningful contribution to this worthy cause:

Alzheimer’s Cookout

Wednesday, June 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We’ll be at Live! From Hydro Park on June 21 for a community cookout with Abel Insurance and Van De Hey Financial Services.

The proceeds from this event support SPES’ The Longest Day team.

Silent Art Auction

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23

Another event that we are excited to host is the Silent Art Auction, which runs from June 19 to June 23. This silent auction, set up in the Van Dyke Lobby of the SPES Kaukauna campus, features artwork created by persons living with dementia who participate in our Passages programs.

Creative expression through art is a powerful opportunity for people living with dementia to express their needs, emotions, and memories

enrichment/therapeutic recreation teams facilitate engagement opportunities through a structured supportive environment for persons living with dementia to create their own message. It is not unusual for them to express memories from long ago or memories they can no longer find the words to share.

The funds raised from this auction will go to The Longest Day and support the Alzheimer’s Association’s research efforts.

Annual Community Brat Fry

Wednesday, June 28 | 4 – 8 p.m.

Back for another year is the community brat fry held in the SPES main parking lot. This annual event also features a bake sale and entertainment by the Little Chute Community Band.

The money raised during this event will also support the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day.

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