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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County welcomed donors, volunteers and clients for its annual holiday open house, which was held at the nonprofit organization's activities center in Vero Beach on Dec. 14.
Each year during the holiday season, the nonprofit organization opens its doors to celebrate and embrace the many gifts of financial support, volunteer time and participation of its clients.
This year, a record number of guests attended, which is reflective of how much its programs have grown to serve record numbers of people in the community affected by memory and motion disorders.
Based on demand, the Care for the Caregiver social respite program has expanded to include two additional locations in Gifford and Sebastian in 2012.
"We deeply appreciate the gifts of time, talent and treasure that so many bring to our organization and for the opportunity to meet the unique needs of those we serve," said Peggy Cunningham, executive director of Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.
The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County is an independent, nonprofit organization that is 100 percent supported through donations derived from grants, events, individuals and businesses.
The Care for the Caregiver program is funded through a grant from John's Island Community Service League and a local philanthropist.
For more information, visit www.alzpark.com or call (772) 563-0505.