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Rest.Stop.Ranch Accessible Gardens

2017 The Longest Day

Mary E. MacDonald & Karl R. Ackerman, former family dementia-caregivers, now offer wheelchair-accessible gardens, a seasonal memory café in the garden, and year-round caregiver support at their home, Rest.Stop.Ranch Respite Retreat Center, in Topsfield, MA.
Mary E. MacDonald & Karl R. Ackerman, former family dementia-caregivers, now offer wheelchair-accessible gardens, a seasonal memory café in the garden, and year-round caregiver support at their home, Rest.Stop.Ranch Respite Retreat Center, in Topsfield, MA.

Rest.Stop.Ranch Accessible Gardens

Join our team for The Longest Day, a day that’s all about love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On June 21, we’ll do what we love to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. 


On June 21, we will offer an Open Garden Day on The Longest Day in our wheelchair-accessible memorial garden, the MargFMac Front Garden Loop (0.1 mile), from 10am to 4pm.  Open to the Public and Free-of-Charge, we will be accepting free-will donations to support the good works of our local Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter.  The Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline and Care Consultations were two free-of-charge services we used when we most needed their help, 2003 - 2008, as we journeyed with Mary's mom, Margaret, who suffered Frontotemporal Degeneration, a rare form of dementia.  Offering this Open Garden Day on The Longest Day is one way we are paying back the Alzheimer's Association for their help.  Please join us in supporting the work of the Alzheimer's Association, an organization that supports families free-of-charge, and leads in funding research to eliminate this disease.  


Learn more about our survivor's mission to help families impacted by dementia and other chronic illnesses:

marymacmissions.com (Activism & Advocacy)

rest-stop-ranch.com (Respite & Recreation)

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