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Smiling Senior Selfies spread awareness and support the fight to #ENDALZ



The staff of Synergy HomeCare North Atlanta hosted a Spectacular Senior Selfie Party on Friday, July 26th at the Cottonwood Estates to join the effort to end Alzheimer's. For the July Selfie campaign, Synergy HomeCare will donate five dollars to the Alzheimer's Association for the first 1,000 Senior Selfies posted on our Facebook page!

Sue, Layla, and Andrea of Synergy HomeCare North Atlanta set up a photo booth with fun props for the members of the community to take selfies with. The team had an absolute blast interacting with the residents of Cottonwood Estates and couldn't wait to show off their Senior Selfies!

The campaign is designed to help seniors connect with their loved ones on Facebook and seniors are encouraged to use the hashtags #SeniorSelfie and #EndALZ on their Facebook posts.

“In the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, people lose the ability to smile,” said Cara Stein, a spokesperson for Synergy HomeCare. “SYNERGY HomeCare wants to save their smiles and their memories by raising awareness and money for continued research into this growing epidemic.”

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. There is a new Alzheimer’s case every 65 seconds and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation.

Join us in the campaign to #ENDALZ and post your very own senior selfie on our Facebook page!

Courteney Korosec
Courteney Korosec

Courteney Korosec graduated from Florida State University in August, 2018 with a degree in editing, writing and media. Her current internship for Synergy Homecare entails her blogging about the importance of memory care. The blog “Memories Matter” focuses on the huge role memory has in our daily life and the resources in our community for those with cognitive disabilities.  Courteney also assists Synergy with caregiver recruitment.  In addition to her interest in senior care, and her excellent writing and speaking skills Courteney’s first passion is football. Her long term dream is to use her writing skills to recruit for a professional football team. Overall, Courteney’s writing skills are exceptional, and above all else, her passion behind her words exudes off the page.

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