BREVARD COUNTY — There’s nothing like bonding over a glass of wine, good company and getting crafty.
One Senior Place is inviting ladies to join in for an evening of “Wine, Women & Paint” to benefit Alzheimer’s research.
A registration fee of $30 covers per person painting supplies, wine and snacks for the two-hour event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road.
“We held a ‘painting with a twist’ event two years ago,” said Barbara Fradkin, director of One Senior Place. “It was a great success. The ladies had a great time painting the pictures and we also had a room where they could do wine glasses.”
In addition to wine glasses, attendees can choose from an assortment of smooth stones for rock painting during the evening.
Anna Smith and Debbie Williams from Courtenay Springs Village will help spark participants’ creativity, with Ms. Smith leading the way. Already decorated wine glasses will serve as an inspiration for those experiencing a creativity block.
During the evening, attendees can learn more about the “2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event coming up in late September in Cocoa Village. Those interested can sign up to be a part of the One Senior Place team.
“It is a great walk, lots of fun and an easy way to raise money for the disease,” Mrs. Fradkin said. “Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”
Mrs. Fradkin added that approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have young onset Alzheimer’s. Seniors are encouraged to educate themselves on the symptoms and to see a memory specialist or neurologist to get a diagnosis.
“We have a memory resource room at One Senior Place with information on the disease,” Mrs. Fradkin said. “They can also call and schedule an appointment with me to discuss what needs to be done next.”
One Senior Place also offers a variety of resources, information, advice and on-site services for seniors and family caregivers.
Space is limited and an RSVP is recommended to save seats for the “Wine, Women & Paint” event on Aug. 22.
For more information, call (321) 751-6771 or visit www.oneseniorplace.com.