Several things we know to be true. Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease (!!!) and pickleball is a fun sport for all ages that is growing in popularity everywhere.
Please see the attached flyer describing our “Clinic2endalz” (dementia and Alzheimer’s) featurIng 1-hour pickleball clinics on each of the four courts at the Pacific Club from 8 AM until 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Under the direction of professional instructors Kyle and Elaina Paredes and Honza and Lauren Hroch, sessions will be available to everyone, including non-members of the club, and tailored to all skill levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced players.
Too many of us have family members, or know people who have been diagnosed with and/or died because of this disease. Your $100 donation will support the Hawaii chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in its advocacy to promote better understanding of dementia and Alzheimer’s, of common warning signs and options for what can be done when symptoms are detected, and to more broadly push for ultimately finding a cure.
This invitation is being extended widely to friends and people well connected within the Pickleball community on Oahu. We’re hoping for (expecting…) a sellout, so please register here early to assure your participation and to request your preferred time.
Hope to see you on the 12th.
Ron Brandvold, Pacific Club Member
P.S. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are commonly conflated as though equivalent and you’re not alone if you’re uncertain about the distinction between them. Essentially, dementia is the term applied to a group of symptoms that negatively impact memory, whereas Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function.
Anyone who is unable to participate in the clinic but interested in making a donation is encouraged to do so in care of, tinyurl.com/pickleballdonation.