GILLETTE, Wyo. — Primrose Retirement Community will hold a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16 to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
The fourth annual rock-a-thon at the retirement center, 921 Mountain Meadow Drive in Gillette, will feature live music, food and more, according to an event poster. Donations will go to the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association’s Aug. 19 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Primrose staff and residents will spend June 21, the summer solstice, “shining a light” on the fight against Alzheimer’s by playing bingo on the day of the year that has the most light, the release said. On that date, people worldwide will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Currently, over six million Americans are living with the disease. Primrose’s first game is at 9 a.m. There will be rounds every hour, with special guest callers and prizes for winners.
“On the Longest Day, all Primrose communities across the United States align to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease,” Sales Director Angie Geis said in a statement. “We hope that through unity and continuous awareness, a cure will be found.”
To learn more about the events, call 307-682-8800.
Primrose is headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Its independent living, assisted living and memory care communities are in 17 states.