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Alzheimer’s Resource Center makes changes to annual “Walk to Remember”

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 6:09 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) --

For the past 27-years, the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Dothan has held a Walk to Remember.

This year, however, there will be many changes to the event.

Despite the pandemic changing the way we gather; the Alzheimer’s Resource Center is not letting that get in the way of their annual “Walk to Remember”.

“We decided to do a drive-through event called a drive to remember,” said Alzheimer’s Resource Center executive director Kay Jones.

The annual event held at Westgate will now have a course for supporters to drive around.

“Because of the people who support us and come to our event I just wasn’t sure if that would be a good idea,” Jones explained.

Like many other events that have been re-vamped due to the pandemic--organizers had to get creative.

“It was hard to plan an event with safety at the forefront,” Jones added. “‘What could we do?’ and that’s why we came up with the drive-through.”

The resource center is there for those who are affected by Alzheimer’s, providing educational tools and even counseling free of charge.

“We need their help this year more than we have had in the past. It has been a hard year for us,” Jones said.

Although virtual events have been a popular alternative this year, the center insisted on having the event in person.

“We want them to know that we are still here, that we are only a phone call away and our office is open,” Jones finished.

The “drive” to remember will be held on the first Saturday in October.

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