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The Longest Day to be Observed in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

June 21st is the longest day of the year with the sun rising at 5:40 a.m. and setting at 8:52 p.m. it’s also a day observed by the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Longest Day is held annually on the summer solstice for caregivers who take care of loved ones with dementia all hours of the day. Michelle Turner with Blissed Out Movement Yoga Studio says Washington will host events from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be support for dementia caregivers. All of the activities will be held in Washington’s Central Park. According to the Alzheimer’s Association there’s an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia, including 64,000 Iowans.

7 a.m. – yoga in the park
8 a.m. – painting project with RePurpose It
9 a.m. – WCHC dietary department food demonstration
10 a.m. – Lending Hands activity
10:15 a.m. – Halcyon House activity
10:30 a.m. – PAWS and More pet therapy
11 a.m. – Journeys of Dementia
11:30 a.m. – tai chi
noon – lunch and learn with sack lunches available
1-3 p.m. – make and take classes – LET’s Center and Wild Oil Collective
3 p.m. – line dancing
4 p.m. – family yoga
6 p.m. – evening yoga