Publix Sponsors Holiday Dinner For Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

Alzheimer’s Community Care Staff with Wade Rinderknecht, general manager of Publix #848.

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Alzheimer’s Community Care patients and caregivers gathered for a holiday dinner sponsored by Publix.

While Alzheimer’s Community Care hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner at each of the 11 Specialized Alzheimer’s Day Care Centers, this is the first year that the organization has hosted a holiday dinner in December.

The dinner allowed the caregivers and families to have fun, relax and enjoy communal time for those who are often under a tremendous burden and stress.

Wade Rinderknecht, general manager of Publix #848 at CityPlace was in attendance, as his store sponsored the dinner.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — 500,000 right here in Florida. By 2050, this number could rise as high as 720,000 in Florida and more than 16 million nationally. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but Alzheimer’s Community Care works to provide the resources, care and hope for those families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders.