It isn't easy, nor inexpensive to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease.



On Saturday, Oct. 20, the 10-member Noyes Cares Team participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser in Geneseo. This year, 330 walkers participated and joined the effort, resulting in the biggest turnout in the history of this annual Geneseo fundraising walk.

It isn't easy, nor inexpensive to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the 10-member Noyes Cares Team participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser in Geneseo. This year, 330 walkers participated and joined the effort, resulting in the biggest turnout in the history of this annual Geneseo fundraising walk.

The goal for the Geneseo Walk to End Alzheimer’s was $15,000, which was well exceeded with over $25,000 raised that day. Noyes Cares took Second Place, raising $2,095 to support services for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. The team Leader, Dale Sells, is the Noyes Caregiver Resource Center coordinator and members included both family caregivers and professional supporters. Dale is an Alzheimer’s Support Group facilitator and a strong advocate working with the Alzheimer’s Association in Rochester.

One of the team members, Patty Piper, has been the Dansville Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group facilitator for the past 14 years. She has seen many families travel the journey as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and she states, “We walk to honor and remember those we have lost ... and because we have the power to make a difference and fight back.”

There are currently three monthly Alzheimer’s support groups in Livingston County supported by the Livingston County Office for the Aging: Dansville, Geneseo and Avon. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, there is information, help, and support available to help you as a caregiver. Your local resources include: Noyes Caregiver Resource Center at 585-335-4358 or the Rochester and Finger Lakes Alzheimer’s Chapter at 800-272-3900 or alz.org.