Rock-A-Thon benefits Alzheimers research

Regency on Whidbey’s second annual Rock-A-Thon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association is adopting safety guidelines for COVID-19.

According to Community Relations Director Teri Mendiola, the event will be held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 in front of the Oak Harbor assisted living facility on Southwest Kimball Street.

Two tents containing four rocking chairs each will be set up in front of Regency, according to Mendiola. Anyone who would like to participate will have to register beforehand for a 15 minute block.

One of the tents will be set aside for residents and staff of Regency, and the other tent will be for visitors.

Friends and family can cheer on the rockers.

Each chair will be sanitized after the 15-minute block, Mendiola said, adding that masks are required to attend the event.

Mendiola said Regency is also asking members of the community to drive by and make donations.

“We’re inviting people to come out and support us for this event,” Mendiola said. “All of the funds we raise that day will be donated for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and because we are a senior community, what better way to support the community?”

Mendiola estimated the event raised about $2,000 last year.

To register for this year’s Rock-A-Thon, call 360-279-0933 and ask for Teri Mendiola.

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