Join us this Winter Solstice as we kickoff our journey to The Longest Day!

December 21st is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. On this night we will shine our lights together to diminish the darkness and illuminate a path towards a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementias.

Request Your Free Luminary Kit!

Order a kit for your household or a Long-Term Care/Assisted Living home.

  • Household kits contain: 3 luminary bags & LED lights
  • Long-Term Care/Assisted Living home kits contain: 25 luminary bags & LED lights

We encourage you to write names of loved ones, memories and messages of hope on the bags and place them on your front steps or in your windows on December 21st, the winter solstice and the longest night of the year.

Together our lights create a beacon of hope for all those currently on this journey and send a message that no walks this path alone.

Please note: Luminary kits are sponsored by the MA/NH Chapter for MA and NH residents. Supplies are limited but will do our best to fill requests outside of our chapter. All are welcome to attend our free online luminary lighting via Zoom on Dec. 21st. Scroll down for more details.

LUMINARY WALK OF HOPE: December 18, 2023, 7:00-8:00 PM Emery Park in Depot Square, Lexington MA

As we prepare for the Winter Solstice, we invite you to join us for a luminary lighting for the first survivor. Enjoy a musical performance and hot chocolate bar as we honor those living with dementia as well their caregivers, and remember all of those we have lost. This is a FREE outdoor event, all are welcome! Please let us know if you plan to join us so we can plan accordingly! We look forward to seeing you! Be sure to dress warmly!!

RSVP here!

VIRTUAL LUMINARY LIGHTING: December 21, 2023 7:00-7:30pm

If you can not attend in person on the 18th, please join us for a virtual gathering on the actual longest night, December 21st from 7-7:30pm. Make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and join us on Zoom for a virtual luminary lighting and musical performance to honor and remember all those on this journey. Registration required for a secure zoom link.

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This interactive experience allows you to virtually light a luminary when you fundraise! Honor a family member or friend by adding their name to your luminary, then watch it glow as donations are received. Register today for The Longest Day, or login if you are already registered, to be provided a unique link to create your virtual luminary. Raise $200 by Dec. 21 to receive a limited-edition half zip pullover!

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The Longest Night is the kickoff to The Longest Day®, the do-it-yourself fundraising and awareness event of the Alzheimer's Association. On the longest day of the year--the summer solstice--we collectively honor and remember all those affected and celebrate the impact of our year round fundraising for the fight to #ENDALZ

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