According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and in 2019, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will cost the nation $290 billion. To help raise awareness about this serious disease, Waltonwood Ashburn is hosting a “Stamp out Alzheimer’s” bingo fundraising event on Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior living community (located at 44141 Russell Branch Pkwy). During this event, participants will be able to buy bingo cards for $5 each and play the game for as long as they want. The event is free and open to the public, and the proceeds from the bingo game tickets will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests will enjoy refreshments and snacks provided by the senior living community, and the winner of each game will receive a prize valued at $25. The event is open to players of all ages, and anyone interested in attending should RSVP by calling 571-918-4854.
“We always look for meaningful ways to support important causes, and we believe this fun event will help raise awareness and money for a disease that’s on the rise,” said Justin Roberts, executive director of Waltonwood Ashburn. “Learning the facts about Alzheimer’s is truly shocking – every 65 seconds in the U.S., someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Hosting this event is the least we can do, and we are thankful for those who plan to attend and help us with this important fight.”
There is no doubt that bingo games have increased in popularity among all generations, and the games have a tremendous following online. There also are many benefits connected to playing the game, for example socialization and concentration. For these reasons, Waltonwood Ashburn believes this event will attract not only local seniors but younger generations as well. The Waltonwood Ashburn team and residents plan to continue reaching out to the community by partnering with other nonprofit organizations, which is sure to positively impact all those involved.
“Bingo is one of the most popular games in the world, and it isn’t just for older adults anymore,” said Roberts. “Combining the excitement and competitiveness of bingo games with a good cause makes for a perfect fundraising event. We are thrilled to host this event, and we look forward to helping raise money to hopefully one day find a cure.”