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Senior Living: longest day fundraiser

(Photo Courtesy/Mike Beiermeister) You can paint rocks the color of the forget-me-not flower on June 21st to raise awareness for the Alzheimers.

Alpena, Mich. — June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month, so the Alpena Senior Center has created a unique fundraiser to help those battling the disease.

The center wants to paint the town purple with rocks on June 21st. The 21st is the longest day of the year, so folks will be able to paint rocks the color of the forget–me–not flower, a symbol of the disease. Tracy Niedzwiecki works at the senior center and knows how important these fundraisers for those battling the diseases.

“I personally have lost a grandmother who has had Alzheimer’s, a great grandmother, and right now in my own family, I have an aunt that suffers from Alzheimer’s so, it’s very important to me to bring awareness,” said Niedzwiecki.

Once all of the rocks have been painted, the rocks will be scatted throughout the community. If you find a rock, you can bring back to the center for a small prize. Donations support the Alzheimer’s Awareness Foundation and the senior center’s early onset Alzheimer’s group. Donation suggestions are $5.

There will also be a bake sale on the 21st. For more information, contact the Alpena Senior Citizen Center.