Each week we will present a run down of highlights of what will be going on at Churchill Estates Retirement Community in the coming week. For the first time in awhile it rained in Eugene, Oregon. Scattered showers passed through on Saturday afternoon, stopping to pour on us late Saturday night, but it was just beautiful for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s yesterday at Alton Baker Park. The week ahead looks to be sunny until more rain on Saturday.
Yesterday afternoon over one thousand purple-clad people descended on Alton Baker Park here in Eugene. They came for many different causes all united for one cause, to raise awareness to help those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. As they walked the loop from the north bank up to Valley River and back down the south bank, many talked about the reasons they walked. Some walked cause they worked for facilities that care for residents with Alzheimer’s, other walked for the family members they had who suffer from the disease, and a small few walked because they currently have Alzheimer’s. Approximately 60,000 Oregonians have Alzheimer’s and that number is steadily rising. This event and other helps to make many aware of this disease that is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. We would like to thank Willow Cordain and the rest of the Walk Committee for their hard work in making this event a success!
It was a tough and dismal loss this weekend for the men of Oregon. Up ten late in the game, the Ducks watched Washington State march down the field twice to tie the score with a touchdown with one-second left. The Cougars, leaving their stigma behind them, won in overtime after picking a 4th down desperation throw by Jeff Lockie. Royce Freeman had a career high 246 rushing yards and two touchdowns, but his performance and the performance of Charles Nelson on defense weren’t enough to lift the Ducks to victory. The Ducks travel to Washington this week to face the Huskies. Hopefully a few of the injured players on both sides of the ball will return to help right the ship in Seattle.
We start off this week with a visit from Holly Jewelry, she will be displaying her new finds and old treasures today at 11:00 AM in the Multi-Purpose Room. Tomorrow Chamber’s hearing makes a visit to help out with hearing aides for our residents.
Wednesday is our weekly grocery shopping trip, this week we will be loading up the bus and heading to Fred Meyer. We finish off the week with a visit from our friend Gordon. He will be playing his guitar in the residential care lobby.
All in all it’s a great week to be at Churchill Estates Retirement Community, come join the fun, and Go Ducks!
For a full list of activities and events please visit our calendar.