HIGH NOTES: Alzheimer’s fund-raiser, anonymous helper

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In Schenectady, an anonymous patron of the Price Chopper on Altamont Avenue called for emergency help and comforted an elderly woman who had fallen in the produce section last Tuesday. The grandchild of the woman who fell said on social media that the woman stayed with her grandmother until the ambulance arrived, and that the family was very grateful to her for going “above and beyond to make sure my grandmother knew she wasn’t alone. I can’t tell you how much that means to us.”

In Schenectady, participants in the Schenectady Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised money to fight the disease during the annual event at Mohawk Harbor on Oct. 2. Dave Antolowitz, has personally raised more than $5,000 for the Schenectady Walk. When Dave’s mother was diagnosed with dementia, he didn’t hesitate to take her into his home and provide care. He is nationally ranked No. 3 in raising funds for his company, KPMG, and is considered an Elite Grand Champion. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Locally, the Schenectady Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised nearly $125,000 to date. Funds are collected through Dec. 31. To learn more and donate, visit https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=14670&pg=entry.

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