Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Go Purple, NOW!

Dear Friends,
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, so let's paint the town purple! 

When we share the facts, we can change the numbers. Throughout the month of June, educate your friends and families about Alzheimer's disease and brain health; share the facts about Alzheimer's disease; and GO PURPLE at work, at church, at your soccer game - anywhere!

You can even enter your favorite GO PURPLE photo into a contest!

Looking for ideas on how to go PURPLE? Visit the Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month website, or give us a call at 800.272.3900.

Holy smokes May was an exciting month. Thank you to everyone who came out to support one of our education or fundraising events! It was wonderful to see so many people in just a few short weeks! We are in the last month of our fiscal year so we are still pretty busy, working to hit our strategic goals and closing out the rest of Caregiver University! Not to mention enjoying a little sunshine!

  • Two Caregiver University events left! If you haven't had a chance to join us for Caregiver University, you still have a chance! There are a few spaces open THIS Friday in Charleston, and Woodsfield Ohio next week. For more information and to register, visit our Caregiver University page. 
  • If you or someone you love is in the early stage of Alzheimer's or dementia, we have a support network of people for you. Our early stage social groups are meeting, and a number of our education events are happening throughout the summer. Visit our Early Stage page for more information. 
  • Is your Walk to End Alzheimer's team registered? Our Walk to End Alzheimer's committees are hard at work organizing Walk events across the state. Start forming your team now!
  • The Longest Day is about fighting Alzheimer's from sunup to sundown, want to learn more? Check out the Longest Day here. 
Grill Baby, Grill!

I am a 365 grill user. It can be a blinding snow storm in the middle of winter, but if I am in the mood, I will happily brave the storm for the great grill flavor. All the more reason to love summer. But, the hot days of summer I also lose my desire for heavy food. That is why I love, love turkey burgers. The turkey takes on any flavor that you love, from Asian, to BBQ, to summer herbs. Here is my favorite recipe (makes four burgers):


  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of finely grated Gruyere chese
  • 2 tsp. rosemary (picked from the summer garden)
  • 2 tsp. thyme (also picked from the summer garden)
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbs. of finely grated onion
  • Salt & pepper to taste (easy on the salt, Gruyere has plenty)
Mix all of the ingredients together, then form into four patties. I like to have my two side burners on medium, and the middle one on high. Grill until the juices run clear. Add toppings to your heart's content.

Until next week!
Laurel K.

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