Central Park in the City of Leominster, MA was dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness on the longest day of the year, June 21st, which coincided with a national series of events and fundraising spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The park can be found downtown at the intersection of Route 12 and Route 117 with a newly renovated corner for all to see. Through a collaborate of private and public funding, there are many special features including; purple lighting from dusk to dawn symbolizing the struggle with sun-downing, granite pavers that anyone can sponsor and customize, large perennial garden, purple themed annual flowers, and a large inspirational stone yet to be engraved!
A local news article highlighting the beginning stages of the park’s development and how the idea was put into action is available here.
According to Lisa Marrone, Economic Development Coordinator for the city, Leominster will be announcing more exciting news in the Fall with dementia-friendly programming.