On February 23, 2018 we attended the 4th Annual Alzheimer Luncheon which also represents the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center.
The Alzheimer’s Brain Bowl Luncheon is held to raise funds and awareness concerning dementia and Alzheimer’s in our community. Over 1000 business, community and political leaders attended to help support finding a cure for this horrific disease that affects so many South Florida residents. In Palm Beach County alone, an estimated 1 in 3 individuals, over the age of 65, is impacted by this devastating condition.
Dick Schmidt, who was the Keynote Speaker, is a lifelong Florida resident with a background in banking, real estate development, and aviation. Schmidt’s time is filled with philanthropic endeavors, which he spearheads with his wife, Barbara, an international bestselling author, in her own right. He has two grown children and resides in Boca Raton, Florida. Schmidt’s recent novel, Memory Road, is a thriller about a retired senior CIA agent suffering from Alzheimer’s while evading the world’s leading intelligence agencies. The book targets the challenges of Alzheimer’s, focusing on one man’s journey to find a home. Schmidt is also the author of The Boy and the Dolphin.
Judy Herman, a former “Jeopardy” champion, and an avid puzzle and games enthusiast provided cerebral challenges for the audience. In addition to teaching monthly classes at dozens of senior communities, Judy presents her popular “Braintertainment” programs on cruise ships and to business, social, charitable and educational organizations.
We had a wonderful time, and are looking forward to our next adventure.