Barfield Health Care, Guntersville
Lending a hand to a neighbor in need is a way of life in Alabama.
It’s that spirit of giving that led people living and working in two north Alabama nursing homes to help charitable causes in their communities.
In Marshall County, Barfield Health Care staff members participated in the “A Night to Remember” event hosted by Alzheimer’s Services of Marshall County.
The night began with a memory walk from the Albertville Chamber of Commerce to Albertville High School’s McCord Stadium. At the stadium, luminaries were placed to honor and remember those who have encountered dementia in their life’s journey.
Barfield Health Care’s team for the Alzheimer’s Services of Marshall County’s “A Night to Remember” fundraising walk.
The Barfield Health Care team won first place for collecting the most donations from family, friends and family members of Barfield Health Care residents. The team also released balloons in honor of and in memory of people affected by Alzhemier’s.
This cause carries extra meaning for Barfield Health Care employees because the nursing home has a special area to care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“We work with people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia every day,” Linda Sue Smart, Barfield Health Care’s team captain and a nursing secretary. “We know first-hand what people go through when caring for someone with this disease. We want to help families who are caring for their loved ones at home. Our staff is very committed to helping these families.”
Alzheimer’s Services of Marshall County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of caring professionals who promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and provide education, information and referral services and support. All contributions stay in Marshall County to help families coping with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.