FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Russell G. Kubik
Title: President, Edgewood Healthcare
(Grand Forks, N.D.) Edgewood Healthcare and the Alzheimer’s Association invite area residents to celebrate “The Longest Day” event on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. “This morning-to-evening event on the longest day of the year, honors those who live with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers,” explains Russell Kubik, President of Edgewood Healthcare.
This year’s event includes:
- 10 a.m. – Registration opens for the 4-person golf scramble, King’s Walk Golf Course
- 11 a.m. – Shotgun start of golf tournament, King’s Walk Golf Course
- 11:30 a.m. – Complimentary lunch and presentation from the Alzheimer’s Association on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, Eagles Crest Grill
“We are excited to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association again this year. We appreciate our sponsors, many of whom have been participating for the past four years. We’re also proud to care for many people living with Alzheimer’s disease,” says Kubik. “We invite everyone to join us for part, or all, of The Longest Day.”
“A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia can be frightening,” says Erin Hagen, Community Engagement Manager for The Alzheimer’s Association, Minnesota-North Dakota. “Efforts like those of Edgewood Healthcare help provide awareness about the disease and funds to help those with the disease best manage their symptoms. We appreciate their efforts and their dedication.”
Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota. More than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, and in the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds. In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion.
About Edgewood Healthcare
Edgewood Healthcare is the leading operator of senior living communities in the upper Midwest. Since 1992, Edgewood has been committed to helping seniors stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with well-trained staff members in communities designed for residents to receive various living and care options. Currently, Edgewood operates 59 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities with nearly 4,000 beds in seven states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho) and employs nearly 2,700 people. Edgewood Healthcare’s corporate offices are located at 322 Demers Avenue, Suite 500, Grand Forks, N.D.
About Edgewood Vista Memory Care- East Grand Forks
Edgewood Vista Memory Care community in East Grand Forks provides memory care services, along with specially trained caregivers, improving quality of life through love, support, patience and encouragement. Residents live safely and comfortably in a home-like environment.