Ex­er­cise your mind and body at Nov. 2 ‘Keep Mem­o­ries Alive’ walk

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Florida At­lantic Univer­sity’s Car­ing Hearts Aux­il­iary of the Louis and Anne Green Mem­ory andWellness Cen­ter will host the ninth an­nual “Keep Mem­o­ries Alive - Ex­er­cise Your Mind” walkNov. 2 at 9 a.m. at the Town Cen­ter at Boca Ra­ton, lo­cated at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Ra­ton.

Funds raised at the walk support the Cen­ter’s state-of-the art, ev­i­dence-based pro­grams and ser­vices that are vi­tal to pa­tients and fam­i­lies liv­ing with mem­ory dis­or­ders.

Sy Flaster has wit­nessed first­hand the pos­i­tive ef­fects the Cen­ter’s pro­grams have had on his wife of 59 years, Anita. The Cen­ter has given Anita the abil­ity to so­cial­ize and has reignited her love of art.

“Ev­ery piece of art­work she cre­ates is bet­ter than the last,” said Flaster. “When she is happy, I amhappy.” The Flasters will serve as the honorary fam­ily of this year’s walk.

The Mem­ory andWellness Cen­ter is lo­cated on FAU’s Boca Ra­ton cam­pus and is part of Chris­tine E. Lynn Col­lege of Nurs­ing. The Cen­ter av­er­ages 10,000 vis­its per year and of­fers a wide range of ser­vices and pro­grams to in­di­vid­u­als with mild to mod­er­ate mem­ory dis­or­ders, in­clud­ing Alzheimer’s dis­ease and re­lated de­men­tia.

This year, event par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to walk in teams or as in­di­vid­u­als. Walk­ers will “Ex­er­cise Their Minds” with var­i­ous games, ex­er­cises and en­ter­tain­ment lo­cated through­out the mall. Honorary chair Elaine J. Wold and re­turn­ing pre­sent­ing spon­sor Bobby Camp­bell help make the event pos­si­ble.

Walk­ers who raise and sub­mit a min­i­mum of $30 be­fore the event or $40 on the day of the event will re­ceive the walk T-shirt while sup­plies last.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact 561-297-4066 or [email protected], or visit nurs­ing.fau.edu/ keep­mem­o­riesalive.

Walk­ers and spon­sors of the eighth an­nual ’Keep Mem­o­ries Alive’ walk, which took place in 2013.

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