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Pat & Christina Rolsma with Marsha & Tom Saucy at the Accessible Picnic Table, Pear Tree Patio

Our Memory Café in the Garden: Beginnings


My heart was filled with joy seeing these two duos, Pat & Christina, with Marsha & Tom, sharing and connecting over the picnic table. This is the essence and common goal of the Memory Café movement across the globe: to reduce the social isolation of people with memory loss with their care-partners, and to increase […]

2007, Margaret F. MacDonald, Ruby Tuesday's, Syracuse, NY

Open Garden Day on The Longest Day, Today, 10am – 4pm


Margaret, my mom, is who we honor today during our “The Longest Day” fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Association. This photo was taken in September 2007, ten years ago, at a Ruby Tuesday’s. I had just left my corporate career to manage mom’s care, and I didn’t know how long this role was going to last. […]

The Longest Day ~ Alzheimer's Association Fundraising Event Worldwide ~ June 21

Open Garden Day on the Longest Day 6/21 – Tomorrow!


Join us tomorrow, 10am – 4pm, for our Open Garden Day on the Longest Day. Our gardens will be optimized for wheelchair-access similar to our Sunday Stroll events. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack (carry-in, carry-out). Enjoy smelling the roses, watching fish, birds and butterflies, playing music and dancing… A wheelchair-accessible port-a-potty […]

Until we #ENDALZ, we will be here to support you


“Until we hashtag ENDALZ (heimer’s), we are going to be here to support families with this terrible disease.” This is what I said when Wendall Waters asked me if there was anything additional I wanted to include in the article about our 6/21 event “Open Garden Day,” to raise awareness and funds to #ENDALZ. Our […]

6/21 The Longest Day at Rest.Stop.Ranch


Wicked Local Topsfield editor, Wendall Waters, has written a nice piece about our 6/21 event to support Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH and our survivor’s mission to help other families impacted by Alzheimer’s/Dementia, at our home, Rest.Stop.Ranch in Topsfield, MA: The correct online donation URL is: Join us! Wednesday, June 21 10am – 4pm Thanks, […]

The Longest Day ~ Alzheimer's Association Fundraising Event Worldwide ~ June 21

Open Garden Day on the Longest Day 6/21


On June 21, we will offer an Open Garden Day on The Longest Day, at our wheelchair-accessible memorial garden, the MargFMac Front Garden Loop (0.1 mile), from 10am to 4pm (202 Haverhill Road, Topsfield, MA, 01983). Open to the Public and Free-of-Charge, we will accept free-will donations to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH. Our […]