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October 2, 2017
Sharon Bomstad / Tribune
Walkers of all ages cross the starting line of the Alzheimer's Walk Saturday morning at Robbins Island in Willmar. Many sported their purple colors in honor of a loved one lost to Alzheimer's or dementia. The seventh annual event reportedly drew a record number of walkers with well over 550 participants and 39 teams. The walk brought in $54,000 on a goal of $68,000, according to organizers. People can still make a donation at alz.org/walk and search Willmar, through December 31.
Alzheimer's Walk draws record number of walkers in Willmar
October 2, 2017 - 7:30am
September 6, 2017
For more information on dementia awareness:
September 6, 2017 - 9:43pm
Greg Spartz, a volunteer eductor with the West Central Dementia Awareness Network, gives a presentation to the Willmar Rotary Club.
Anne Polta / Tribune
Demystifying dementia: Initiative brings awareness, training to community
September 6, 2017 - 9:39pm
July 20, 2017
Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, gets some help from Encore activities director Shannon Manning to view a Mynd Virtual Reality video on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia
July 20, 2017 - 7:22pm
June 1, 2017
Willmar musician charged with sexual contact with woman with dementia
June 1, 2017 - 5:50pm
November 28, 2016
Dementia rates falling among older Americans
November 28, 2016 - 10:43am
July 25, 2016
National speaker to lead local workshops on dementia
July 25, 2016 - 2:24am
July 11, 2016
Renita Thonvold, left, and Kathy Thonvold are co-facilitators of the Forget-Me-Knot Memory Cafe, opening this week to help people with dementia and their caregivers find support, information and friendship. Anne Polta/Tribune
Memory cafe to fill unmet social, emotional needs of dementia
July 11, 2016 - 11:48am
September 15, 2015
Father, 90, will be held in his son’s shooting
September 15, 2015 - 10:16pm
March 25, 2015
Coalition receives grant for Alzheimer’s education
March 25, 2015 - 8:02pm
October 8, 2014
Willmar to host national speaker on aging, dementia
October 8, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 23, 2014
This flier outlines some of the services available for seniors, caregivers, veterans, the homeless and more. The local ACT on Alzheimer’s group is seeking to spread awareness through trained community educators. (Submitted )
Alzheimer’s coalition settles on projects to implement
July 23, 2014 - 12:19am
June 19, 2014
Caregiver support tops priority list of local initiative on Alzheimer’s
June 19, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 4, 2014
Many voices: Nearly 100 contribute input at community forums on dementia
June 4, 2014 - 11:38pm
May 26, 2014
Lakeview Ranch names Marco referral liaison
May 26, 2014 - 11:43pm
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