Matt Towler, Executive Director of Abbotswood at Stonehenge, hosted the North Raleigh and Wakefield Rotary Clubs and the Brazilian Alzheimer’s Vocational Training Team for an afternoon of fellowship and goodwill with early-stage Alzheimer’s residents.
The purpose of the event was to brighten their lives through an afternoon of games, music, and companionship.
Overall, the event was very successful. There were about 20 members from each club along with the 15 Brazilians. The afternoon started off with a lively game of Bingo, first called by North Raleigh President Jay Williams, then by Brazilian VTT member Rina Magnani. The crowd moved downstairs for ice cream sundaes in the cafeteria. Servers claim to have seen many of the faces move through the line twice, so it must have been a hit. After ice cream, the main lobby was transformed into a mini-concert hall. An old-time bluegrass band played music for the better part of an hour. The Brazilians jumped right in and led the resident audience with dancing. A few even tried their hand at playing the washboard. It was a good time had by all and visibly appreciated by the residents of Abbotswood.
Matt Towler presented a $500 check from Kisco, the parent company of Abbostwood, to the CART fund. Many thanks to Kisco and their generosity to this program.