This past November, our founder Milly moved from Dallas to Allentown, Pennsylvania. In efforts to begin spreading the Live Wright message in a new city, Milly held an intimate dinner gathering at the end of May, to bring together a community (in this case, the neighborhood) so that they could be aware of the people around them, like Gene, Milly's husband, who was diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer's. As do most diseases, Alzheimer's not only affects the patient but can often be hardest on the patient's loved ones.
It takes a lot of love and care to create an atmosphere of acceptance and support. Which, in the specific case of Alzheimer's, are qualities that ring incredibly important. While it is easy to feel hopeless and fear the disease, or fear getting older - it is crucial to learn how to to LIVE.
"Our recent neighborhood gathering at Milly’s home was a wonderful way to get to know our friends better. We enjoyed food and conversation, but most importantly, shared in raising OUR awareness of Alzheimer’s. Information is the tool needed to help us understand the courage of individuals and families affected by this disease. Thank you Milly and Jenny, for raising my AWARENESS." - Melanie
"It was a lovely evening, wonderful friendships, good food and interesting conversation. I enjoyed the information shared about dementia/alzheime's and how people cope with aging." - Janey