BRISTOL – Coming to Lake Compounce this Sunday is the Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The walk route will be open at 8 a.m. and visitors are free to finish it before or after the 9 a.m. Promise Garden Ceremony. Walkers are encouraged to maintain social distance. Hand sanitizer will be available as well. Those participating are asked to take part in a contactless registration and walk attendees are asked to be vaccinated or wear a mask.
For those who intend to walk in their own neighborhoods, an app is being offered to watch a recorded Promise Garden Ceremony and opening ceremony. Connecticut Alzheimer’s Association representatives said the app will be set in an augmented reality setting and allow for participants to plant a flower with others. Personal walks can also be tracked.
“We are excited to move ahead with our Walk to End Alzheimer’s following all local and state safety protocols,” said Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Ginny Hanbridge. “Whether you join us at one of our seven walks on-site, or in your own community, know that you are making a difference for those with dementia and their families and we thank you.
Participants can register on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s webpage.