Community Event

Alzheimer's Learning Day | Sep 21

Sep 10, 2017

Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. The already vast number of individuals living with the disease is expected to more than triple – from 5 million today to more than 16 million by 2050. With this, so too, will the number of family members and friends who will help support their care needs.

Currently, more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for those living with Alzheimer’s/dementia. These caregivers often feel isolated, unsure of how others will act, and looking for support in their local communities.

Wish of a Lifetime aims to change the way society views and values aging by fulfilling the longtime wishes of deserving seniors, and sharing their stories. Founded in 2008 by former NFL player and Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom, the organization has fulfilled over 1500 wishes for seniors across the country.