ORLEANS – As of 2022 an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s which is roughly 10.7 percent, or one in nine Americans age 65 and older.
After helping care for her aunt, 11-year-old Orleans resident Rosie decided that her life mission would be to advocate for and to help those dealing with dementia receive treatment and assistance opportunities.
Rosie, along with the help of her family will be putting on the “Dining for Dementia” benefit dinner at Robinson’s Auction and Gatherings located at 8620 North State Road 37 Friday, April 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to Dementia Friendly Orange County to help start a relief program for family members caring for a loved one with dementia.
Tickets are on sale now with advanced pricing set at $12 per person, which will include a meal from Dille’s Smoked Meats and Dillescious Treats, drinks, and music by Kirby Staley. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be set at $15 per person until the live auction begins at 7:00 p.m. No food will be provided to those only attending the auction.