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Metuchen Rotary Club Bowls a Strike For Alzheimer’s Disease and the JFK Adult Medical Day Program

Monday, January 27, 2014 • 5:00am

EDISON, NJ - Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate. It affects more than 5 million Americans. Once major gaps in memory and deficit in cognitive functions are present, a person living with a dementia-related disorder will require assistance with day-to-day and/or customary activities from family members and friends. This presents a hardship for caregivers challenged with life’s obligations and caring for their loved one.

The Metuchen Rotary Club understands the affect that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders can have on the individual and his/her caregivers. They will once again be sponsoring a Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, February 22rd, and the Proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon will benefit the JFK Adult Medical Day Program.

The JFK Adult Medical Day Program, an affiliate of JFK Health System, offers caregivers the flexibility they need by providing a caring and nurturing environment for their loved one during the day. The Center, which is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., makes available nursing care, recreational programs and social activities designed to enhance a participant’s quality of life, as well as door-to-door transportation, nutritious meals and snacks, and social services.

The Metuchen Rotary Club, a member of Rotary International -- a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business professionals and community leaders who provide humanitarian service -- is focused on making a difference in the community through volunteer and other goodwill initiatives. The Metuchen Rotary Club has been sponsoring the Bowl-a-Thon for the past 10years and has raised over $21,000 for the Adult Medical Day Care program.

The Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Stelton Lanes, 1665 Stelton Road, Piscataway. All are invited to join in the day’s activities. An entry fee of $40 is required to participate, and can be raised via donations and/or personal and corporate sponsorship's.  Bowlers are strongly encouraged to raise funds beyond the entry fee through “pay per pin” sponsorship's. For additional information on the Bowl-A-Thon, please contact Mary Buglio, JFK Adult Medical Day Program. (908) 912-1910

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