Norwalk Seniors Celebrate Art With Heart To Raise Money for the Alzheimer’s Association

NORWALK, CT—With paintbrushes and pencils in hand and imaginations without limit, a group of seniors is creating works of art to help support an important cause. On Thursday, July 14, Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk will host its Celebrate Art with Heart fundraising event to benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association.

The event will be held from 4–6 p.m. at Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk, located at 123 Richards Ave. in Norwalk, and will feature works of art by local artist Colleen Hains and Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk residents. Attendees are welcome to meet with the artists and discuss their works, techniques and inspirations. The fundraiser is also designed to celebrate the remarkable talents of residents and showcase how seniors with memory loss can continue to thrive through creativity.

“We’re always looking for ways to connect our residents with the greater Norwalk community,” said Addie Ricci, Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk executive director. “This project has united our residents and given us all a great sense of purpose. We’re proud to be part of the Norwalk community and are honored to give back to the Alzheimer’s Association for all they do.”

The memory care assisted living community has been exclusively designed to support those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. The art program is one of many life enrichment activities provided by the community. Staff members foster meaningful connections through creative and fun activities that include sensory therapies, fitness classes, baking, painting, cognitive games and live entertainment.

“We take a lot of pride in providing activities that foster meaningful connections, and [we] want to be a center for that in Norwalk,” said Ricci. “I think everyone is treasuring the benefits of this experience and we’re all glad to do our part to help the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as connect with the greater community and showcase all the good our residents continue to do.”