Poland Sunrise yard sale raises funds for Alzheimer’s Network

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Community members gathered at Poland Sunrise Senior Living July 25 for a yard sale benefitting the Alzheimers Network.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Poland Sunrise Senior Living employees hosted tables at the institutes Yard Sale July 25.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Poland Sunrine hosted a yard sale in their backyard July 25 benefitting the Alzheimers Network.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Alzheimer's Network boardmember Sandra Pope and Director Dorthy Barto ran a table at the yard sale run by Poland Sunrise July 25.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Poland Sunrise Senior Living hosted a yard sale on July 25 benefitting the Alzheimer’s Network.

Kitty Leonelli, the buildings activities coordinator, said that this is the first year after a long time that the center hosted the yard sale.

“We have not had one for a long time,” Leonelli said. “So we wanted to get it started again.”

According to Network Director Dorothy Barto, the group set up a number of tables full of items from their previous sale at Western Reserve United Methodist.

“We are a non-profit and run mostly on volunteers,” Barto said. “So we have the yard sale every year to help.”

Leonelli said that community members were able to set up a table for a flat rate of $20, which benefitted the network.

“We work a lot with them and they have support groups at our facility,” she said.

Barto said raising any amount of money for the organization is important because they provided a needed service throughout Mahoning County.

“We help families navigate medicaid, complicated legal issues, provide support for them and give them any information they may need,” Barto said. “No one is every expecting it.”

Board member Sandra Pope said that the group works entirely with volunteers, with only one paid employee.

“We provide a newsletter and pay speakers and resources that are not free,” Pope said. “Any funding is helpful to the organization.”

The group hosts the support group at Poland Sunrise on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

To attend the group, community members can register by calling Poland Sunrise at 330-707-1313.

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