Alzheimer’s Walk slated for May 10

Staff report

Fulton County has scheduled a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” May 10 at the Swanton Wing Station from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support, and research programs. This year, Genesis Healthcare participants from across the country will participate and be recognized as a Walk National Team. Over $254,000 nationwide was raised in 2016.

Genesis Healthcare will support the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Archbold on Aug. 26 as Genesis Swanton Valley Team.

Participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, clinical studies, and support programs and services. This is a walk that brings the entire Black Swamp region together out at Sauder Village Campus in Archbold, combining the Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties. Look for meet and greet sessions at a local business, in each county with a committee member and a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Our Genesis Swanton Valley Center participants are proud to support Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide valuable support services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers in our community, while also supporting critically need research,” said Michelle May, a Genesis Swanton Valley Center memory care provider.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. In the United States alone, more than five million people are living with the disease. For more information, visit

Staff report