Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community is offering a celebration for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia.

A Day of Light and Love event will be held on Friday, June 21 beginning at 10 a.m. by the pond in front of Mission Point. All are welcome to join at any point of the day. The schedule for the day goes as follows:

By the pond

10 a.m. Opening remarks and blessing to begin the day

10:15a.m. Drum circle animated by Joe Clark

11:30a.m. Mindful movement and stretching

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Food trucks

Nicarry Meetinghouse

2 p.m. Villager concert

3:30 p.m. File showing of Alive Inside

Music and Memory program overview and outreach

5 p.m. Fellowship and hors d’oeuvres

By the pond

6:30 p.m. Gifts Showcase (for individuals living with dementia to sing, play instruments, read poetry, etc.)

8 p.m. Closing remarks and blessing to end the day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. (Alzheimer’s Association)

Founded as the Church of the Brethren Home in 1908 at Huntsdale, near Carlisle, it moved to the “Cross Keys” intersection just outside of New Oxford in 1952 and is located on 334 acres.

Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 94 (Cross Keys), less than two miles east of New Oxford’s town circle. The pond is best accessed by the best accessed via the Adams Avenue entrances from PA 94. Nicarry Meetinghouse is best accessed via the Route 30 entrance, which is at the northwest corner of the campus. Directional signage and ample free parking are available.

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