A Speakeasy Evening to fight Alzheimer's

On August 12 from 6 pm-midnight, come to this Gatsby-inspired soiree - it's being held, appropriately, at Soirées Event Center on Irvin Cobb Drive. Tickets are just $35 per person or $50 per couple. You purchase them at the Barkley Center Genesis HealthCare or online at eventbrite.com/e/great-gatsby-soiree-tickets-35820517131. (Please note that online ticket sales are an extra $2-$3 per ticket.) All proceeds go to Alzheimer's Association.

Dress like Al Capone!

1920s attire is encouraged but not required. But as an incentive to look dapper, there will be prizes for Best Flapper and Best Dapper. Organizers are currently working on cool prize packages that will make for a fun date night.

Catering for this event is being provided by Soirées Event Center. You can’t have a Great Gatsby event without some “Giggle Water!” A cash bar will be available for anyone 21 and over. As always, non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale as well.

Raising Funds to Raise Awareness

Barkley Center Genesis HealthCare is home for some struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. They hope that raising awareness and funds will hopefully end this disease one day.

This is the first time that they have hosted such an event. Barkley Center has been a top fundraising team for the Purchase Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They struggled a little last year to reach their goals, so this year, so this year they set their goals high and organized a new way to raise money and awareness.

Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone “If you’ve never dealt with Alzheimer’s disease, then you are lucky,” said Candace Neckel from the Barkley Center. “It shows no mercy. It doesn’t care that you and your spouse have spent the last 50 years together - it will take that from you. It doesn’t care that your children mourn and grieve for their living parent.

Those with Alzheimer’s will forget us – so, we as a society must remember them. Memories matter and we are their voice when they can no longer speak! Please help us fight back and #endalz!”

For more information, contact Candice Neckel at 270.444.9661 or visit facebook.com/events/1197356003709852.

Barkley Center Genesis HealthCare

Barkley Center is an 86-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center located in Paducah. They take pride in their family-like atmosphere. They are located less than five minutes from two hospitals (Baptist and Lourdes). Barkley Center is located off of Alben Barkley Drive, adjacent to Heartland Worship Center and The Orthopaedic Institute