Austin group walking for memories; Edward Jones joins Albert Lea’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect everybody they come in contact with and Jaclyn Bird, financial adviser for Edward Jones in Austin, is no different.

She has a grandfather with dementia and “now it’s becoming really personal,” Bird said.

For a number of years, Edward Jones as a company has taken part in the Walk to End Alzheimers and Bird is taking an active part as team leader for a team in Albert Lea’s walk on Saturday, Sept. 13.

“We’re just trying to get the word out,” Bird said. “Join a team, create a team or donate.”

Bird’s Edward Jones branch has been taking part in Albert Lea’s walk for a couple of years now.

It’s important because in a number of ways, Alzheimers can affect a family’s life and the future.

Suddenly, a person’s future is suddenly reversed or in doubt. Finances can become strained or a retirement fund can be put in jeopardy. As financial advisers, this situation becomes especially important.

“We had chosen this walk because Edward Jones’ client base is a diverse age,” Bird said. “We see it often — people who are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Bird said there are plenty of ways people can help, either by taking part in a walk or through donation.

Albert Lea’s goal is $48,000 and as of Thursday the walk was just over halfway to the goal, at $27,819.

Registration for the walk is 9 a.m. on Sept. 14. A ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:20 a.m.

The walk will take place at Frank Hall Park, 712 Frank Ave., Albert Lea.

For more information visit www.alz.org/walk or to donate to Bird’s team visit: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MN-Minnesota-NorthDakota?team_id=559227&pg=team&fr_id=12642

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