MJHS Health System Named Presenting Sponsor of 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Brooklyn
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is World’s Largest Event Dedicated to Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
MJHS Health System, a premier not-for-profit health care organization that was founded by the Four Brooklyn Ladies in 1907, will join the Alzheimer’s Association as this year’s Brooklyn Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Presenting Sponsor.
The Brooklyn Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on October 29, 2023. On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
“We compassionately care for people with Alzheimer’s disease with dignity and respect, as well as support their family caregivers who often feel overwhelmed, are looking for guidance, and in desperate of a good listener,” said David Wagner, president and CEO of MJHS Health System. “MJHS Health System is proud to be this year’s Presenting Sponsor and have our team members walk in honor of individuals with memory loss; to celebrate family caregivers, in addition to acknowledging the commitment of our incredible staff at MJHS Home Care, MJHS Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care as well as MJHS Hospice.”
Approximately 410,000 people aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease in New York, and 546,000 family members and friends help provide their care. For more than 10 years, Kendra Ray, PhD — the renowned dementia program director and board-certified music therapist at MJHS Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Brooklyn — has published groundbreaking research on the efficacy of music-assisted therapies incorporated into the care provided by nurses and certified nursing assistants. The Alzheimer’s Association is currently funding one of her studies that explores the benefits and effectiveness of home-based programs for people with memory problems and their family caregivers. MJHS also has an extensive, free Caregiver Resource Guide as well as an easy-to-navigate online library where everyone can find answers to common questions, along with useful tips on how to be an effective caregiver while practicing self-care.
To register and receive the latest updates for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.