The Alarming Statistics
Every 66 seconds in the U.S. someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease. By the middle of this century, it's predicted someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds. An estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The prevalence of this insidious disease is growing. It's currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and two-thirds of those afflicted with Alzheimer's are women (about 3.3 million).
More than just dementia, Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that affects thoughts, memories, and language. Everyday activities suddenly become difficult to perform for those who have it. Most individuals with Alzheimer’s are cared for by family members, making this a disease that touches everyone in that person’s life. Family members also suffer alongside their loved one who becomes a little less of themselves every day as the disease worsens over time.
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As we welcome summer and its longer days, we are quickly approaching the Longest Day of the year. June 21st is the summer solstice, the day with the most daylight all year. It has also become the day participants of this worthy cause come together from across the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraiser of their choice. At Norton’s Florist, our family has been touched by Alzheimer’s and we are eager to support this worthy cause for a cure. Read More about The Longest Day »
Though the holidays are a time to be merry and bright, for the families of fallen veterans and service men and women, this season can often bring feelings of sadness or grief. When the absence of a loved one leaves an empty space in your holiday spirit, consider joining one of the hundreds of Wreath Across America campaigns. This program, begun in Arlington National Cemetery, promotes wreath-laying on the grave sites of fallen heroes across the nation and abroad. Being part of something so meaningful can bring healing and peace to hurting hearts this holiday season. The floral designers at Norton's Florist have created a beautiful line of holiday wreaths for you to choose from. Read More about Holiday Wreaths for Veterans »
Not only are the holidays a great time to show off your decorating artistry, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to send ornaments, candles, holiday plants and other decorating goodies to your friends and loved ones as a way to show them how much you care. Beautiful hanging door wreaths, cheerful poinsettias and adorable tabletop mini-trees all make excellent gifts and let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them. The design experts at Norton’s Florist have assembled a holiday best-seller collection of our favorite gifts and ornaments for your choosing. Read More about Traditional Holiday Gifts »