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Join Community Health and Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to Raise Awareness Saturday Sept. 25th

Rutland — Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease is a Rutland-area community initiative and Community Health will be supporting the annual awareness and fundraising event taking place this month.

“There is no cure for dementia, but there is a lot that can be done to prepare for what will happen in the future,” said Community Health’s Dr. Barbara Steinbrecher. A team from Community Health will take part in the September 25th Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rutland. The walk is held each year nationwide to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year the organization offers walk-from-home options as well as the community walks to consider Covid-19 precautions. Watch the video from 2017 to learn more about fundraising for Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.

According to the 2018 assessment data, Rutland County has a rate of 36.8 Alzheimer’s disease deaths per 100,000, and the Alzheimer’s Association predicts that the number of Vermonters living with Alzheimer’s (13,000 in 2020) will increase over 30% by 2025.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s organizers say you can join a local event, walk from home or walk in your neighborhood. Health and safety precautions are in effect and according to their website, “all local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Per CDC guidelines around crowded outdoor settings, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear a mask when in an overcrowded area. Masks will be available on-site.”

On site registration begins at 9am at Rutland Main Street Park with the event getting underway at 10am. Registration is free, so pre-register your team.

Community Health is Vermont’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care Centers, open 7 days a week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers. For career opportunities at Community Health’s network of health care services, check our Career Center

The mission of Community Health (Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region) is to improve the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve by providing access to excellent medical and dental primary care regardless of any financial consideration.

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