Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Government
As part of their work in the community, the Prince William County Area Agency on Aging has been heavily involved in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association. But this year, the association decided to do some fundraising on their own, and give back to the county.
According to a Prince William County Government release, the Alzheimer’s Association fundraised $10,000, splitting it evenly among the 10 communities in the area that they serve.
This means that $1,000 is coming back to the Agency on Aging.
“We’ve had a long-enduring partnership with the Prince William County Area Agency on Aging. They’ve helped us. We’ve helped them. Aging, of course, is what we associate with brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. So we know the need that is deep within the county, and we wanted to help,” stated the association’s local Programs and Services Manager Jane Priest, in a release.
According to a county release, that $1,000 will be used to help area families caring for loved ones with dementia.
“We will put this check to great use to serve our caregivers in the community; and we’ll do our best to try and ensure that the funds go to support families that are caring for persons with dementia,” stated the Director of the Prince William Area Agency on Aging Sarah Henry, in a release.
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