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Little Drummer Snowman Practices for Drum Circle Memory Café 12/16

Little Drummer Snowman Ready for Install


Our hip snowman will join others on the lawn of the Topsfield Library from November 29 to December 11. He’s practicing now for the Drum Circle Memory Café, which will happen December 16, 10am – 12pm, at Trinity Church, facilitated by me and Laura Proctor (Music Director at Trinity). With our snowman design, we hope […]

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 […]