Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before. Shortly after Coleman lost her dream job as a disability rights lawyer due to her diagnosis, she decided to become an AARP member and soon after that a volunteer with the AARP California Capitol Response Team, “where I make sure that we get approved the right laws that benefit those who are 50 years of age and over.” Her passion for advocacy also motivated her to become a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Oct. 14 in San Jose. The event aims to raise nearly $1.5 million to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association and research to find a cure. The walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Arena Green in San Jose, then winds for three miles through downtown.
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