By: Jim Mangol on May 26th, 2022
Thrive Wellness: Join PSL on June 21 for "The Longest Day"
June 21, 2022, in the northern hemisphere, marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. According to Britannica, “During the summer solstice, the path of the sun in the sky is farthest north in the Northern Hemisphere and travels the longest path through the sky, and that day, therefore, has the most daylight.”
“Each year, the Alzheimer's Association promotes the summer solstice and “The Longest Day” with the saying, “The day with the most light is the day we fight.” On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Thrive Wellness promotes a culture of wellness, engagement, and purposeful living to empower all individuals to live their best lives and experience life along six dimensions of wellness and purposeful living. Consistent with this approach to wellness is a wonderful opportunity for Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and related conditions.
This month, PSL will focus on brain health and enhancing one’s well-being. Among the fundamental principles of Thrive Wellness are promoting and supporting opportunities to help each resident live the life they choose to live and encourage residents to realize their full potential.
Join PSL for "The Longest Day"
PSL wants to extend a sincere invitation to all to join us on June 21 for a day-long virtual educational event that guests can attend from the comfort of their homes. Throughout the day, there will be various virtual seminars on topics such as the benefits of nutrition and activities that include trivia, guided meditation and more!
Pre-registration is not required, and attendees can pick and choose which seminars or virtual activities they would like to attend. For more information, please follow: www.psl.org/LongestDay
Facts about Alzheimer's and other Memory Impairment Conditions:
According to the Alzheimer’s Association:
- Worldwide, 55 million people are living with dementia.
- The annual global cost of dementia is $1.3 trillion in U.S. dollars.
- The number of people living with dementia worldwide will skyrocket to 78 million by 2030.
- Alzheimer's kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
- More than 11 million families and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory impairment conditions in the United States.
- In 2021, caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory impairment conditions provided more than 16 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at nearly $272 billion.
- In 2022, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $321 billion. By 2050, these costs are expected to reach nearly $1 trillion.
Please stay tuned for next month’s post for Thrive Wellness updates and share this information with your friends. Invite them to subscribe to the Waypoints Learning Center. Thrive Wellness monthly blogs will post at the end of each month.
People who come to Presbyterian Senior Living come for more than just a place to live– they come to feel energized, challenged, and fulfilled; they come to THRIVE.
About Jim Mangol
Jim Mangol, Corporate Director of Thrive Wellness, supports PSL’s Thrive Wellness initiative, volunteer programming, and fitness centers. Jim has served in senior living wellness for over 22 years, bringing with him extensive experience in aging services as well as health and wellness at non-profit life plan communities. He is well known to PSL as he has been a consultant since 2016 for our Fitness and Aquatic Center programming. Jim is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, as well as a 2015 graduate of the Leading Age PA Fellows in the leadership program. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Healthcare Administration degree at Delaware Valley University. Jim is an active member of the International Council on Active Aging and the Senior Exercise Professionals of PA. Jim lives in Hatfield, PA with his wife Shannon, 3 sons: Aiden, Austin, and Anthony, and a three-year-old rescue dog named Nala. He enjoys spending time with his family, spending time outdoors, coaching youth baseball, and teaching CCD/REC.