This year the Alzheimer’s Association chose Wesley Alzheimer’s Engagement Coach, Carl Picioccio, as its “Orange Flower Holder”. The Orange Flower represents a dedicated supporter and advocate of the Alzheimer’s Association vision. Every year on Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia with blue, yellow, purple and orange Promise Garden Flowers.
These flowers highlight the different reasons for taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s: orange to represent support for the cause; purple to symbolize a loved one lost to the disease; yellow to denote a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia; blue to indicate someone living with it. The Promise Garden is a hands-on, mission-focused activity that allows participants to raise flowers representing their promise to remember, honor, care and fight for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
“I will humbly accept this recognition, as I feel it has truly been a Wesley Community team effort as we ALL ARE Orange Flowers. I feel VERY PROUD of how our Staff and Resident’s have been committed to this fundraiser over the years.”
– Carl Picioccio, Alzheimer’s Engagement Coach-CDCS
The Wesley Community wants to congratulate Carl and thank him and his team for their ongoing commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission and dementia care! The 2020 Alzheimer’s Walk will be virtual this year and there will be a “Drive By” Flower Garden ceremony at SUNY Adirondack. Click HERE for more details on times and links to follow the Livestream.