Peoria Times: Life With Alzheimer’s from the Pitcher’s Mound


Peoria Times, Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:45 am

Don Rodrigues has lived a full life and it’s about to get even fuller.

A former social worker for Child Protective Services who has lived with Alzheimer’s disease for the past 13 years, Don will achieve his lifelong dream of throwing the first pitch for his hometown team, the San Francisco Giants, as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

His first pitch comes 7 p.m. March 19 at Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

From working with his local Rotary Club to participating in poetry readings to now representing Silverado Senior Living in a major league game, Don is proof that a high quality of life is achievable despite having memory loss.

Join Silverado Senior Living and Rodrigues to celebrate America’s favorite pastime and how life doesn’t have to stop with memory loss.

Join Silverado Senior Living representatives on the field as Don throws the first pitch at the Giants-Mariners game dressed in his baseball gear. Talk with Don and his family about how he continues to pursue his dreams and live a high quality life despite having memory loss. Enjoy the game alongside Don, his family and Silverado in a reserved seating section

To reserve a spot in Silverado Senior Living’s seating at the game, or for more information, contact Samantha Mac Donald at 909-384-8188.

Read at Peoria Times



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