The start of fall is here and Waltonwood Cary Parkway, a premier senior living community, is making holiday shopping easy while raising money for a good cause at the same time. The Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will have shopping, food and drinks, and fall-related activities. The event is open to the public and will also feature raffles, music, and seasonal treats to get everyone into the holiday spirit. A variety of vendors will be onsite selling jewelry, candles, cosmetics, clothing and much more. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the local chapter of Dementia Alliance. Residents at the senior living community are doing their part to give back. Independent and assisted living residents have sewn hats, scarves, tote bags, placemats, dish cloths, wine bags and other items to sell during the Fall Bazaar.

“This is a meaningful event for us at Waltonwood Cary Parkway,” said Matthew VanAuker, executive director. “This is a great opportunity for residents and the public to come by and shop and enjoy seasonal activities and treats – all while raising money for a fantastic organization. We’ve hosted several events throughout the year and raised thousands of dollars that were donated to local organizations that raise money for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and we wanted to continue that momentum by doing it again. There will be no shortage of vendors with amazing items for sale. The residents have worked hard on their items to sell and we’re excited for the public to come out and enjoy the day.”

Waltonwood Cary Parkway has a memory care neighborhood and understands firsthand the importance of raising money and awareness for the disease. Dementia affects between 17 and 25 million people worldwide, and there are many types of the disease, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Waltonwood Cary Parkway is honored to host the Fall Bazaar to support Dementia Alliance.

“This is such a unique event because you have residents from Waltonwood Cary Parkway who get to sell the items they’ve worked so hard on, as well as other organizations who come in to support the event,” said LaQuita Dunn, assisted living life enrichment manager. “This is a large group of people who are coming together to make a difference and it is inspiring to see. We are looking forward to filling our halls with vendors and seeing smiling people shop and enjoy the fall festivities. We hope the public stops by, purchases items and learns more ways they can support Dementia Alliance.”

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