The Young Professional Alzheimer’s Advocates of Lansing’s (YPAAL) mission is to serve the Greater Lansing community by raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and providing support for Alzheimer's Association programs, services, events and families affected by this disease.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Monthly Get Togethers
2nd Thursday of every month | 5:30 PM
MAY: Tavern on the Square, 206 Washington Square S., Lansing
PAST COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Lansing Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join our 2014 Lansing Walk Team - Sunday, Septembe 12, 2014 at Michigan State Capitol Building, Downtown Lansing
Our 2013 YPAAL Walk team raised $2,760 in this year's Lansing Walk to End Alzheimer's held on September 22 at the State Capitol! A BIG congratuations to our seven teammates and to those in our group that had their own teams! The Lansing Walk surpassed its goal raising over $130,000 this year - way to go community!
Young Professional Alzheimer’s Advocates of Lansing Serve Local Care Facility
On Saturday, April 27th during National Volunteer Week, the Young Professional Alzheimer’s Advocates of Lansing (YPAAL) provided volunteer support to Crosaires, an assisted living facility in Williamston. The group volunteered as part of their “Spring Outdoors” event. Volunteers raked leaves and pine needles, tilled new garden beds, mulched, trimmed trees, collected fallen branches, and hauled firewood to help Todd Walter, owner of the facility. Additional support for the event was provided by Home Depot in Okemos, which donated gardening supplies and flowers.
The volunteer group consisted of area professionals, MSU students, and local volunteers who read about the event in the community paper. MSU student Megan Geist said, "I really enjoyed Crosiares. Todd gave me a different way to look at nursing facilities. Thanks to all who helped. It was a fabulous day and a very inspiring morning.” YPAAL plans to hold many more social, service, and professional development events in the Lansing area.
Crosaires, Gaelic for "crossroads," is an "Aging in Community" residence. They believe an elder is still growing, thriving and learning. It is a state licensed private residence that is home to no more than six individuals who may require any and all assistance with activities of daily living. To learn more about Crosaires, please contact Todd at 517-599-8210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more pictures for this community event, please click here.
2nd Thursday of every month, 5:30pm, Tavern on the Square