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Purses do have a purpose – to carry stuff, but on Wednesday, Aug. 12, they’ll have an even greater purposes – raising money for Alzheimer’s research. The annual Purposes for a Purpose will still be held this year at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Special precautions are being taken to make sure the sale will be safe for all. It’ll be held outside with appropriate social distancing. Masks will be required unless medically exempt, gloves will be provided, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Hundreds of new and gently used purses, scarves and jewelry have been assembled and will be for sale at the Lincoln County Senior Center which is located at 612 Center Drive in Lincolnton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices will range from $1 to $30 and all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer Association. Last year, approximately $1,700 was raised.

“People have been donating a lot of items,” Sandra Alexander from Hospice Cleveland County said. “This year, we didn’t know how we’d be able to get donations, but they’ve been coming in in large quantities. People must be home and cleaning out their closets.”

Donations of gently used or even new purses, scarves and jewelry are still being accepted for the sale.  Call Alexander at 704-487-4677 or 980-295-9519 to arrange pick-up. Items can also be dropped off at the Lincoln County Senior Center.

Alzheimer’s or Alzheimer’s related diseases are all too common in the elderly population today and it is not a normal part of aging. 

“They say ‘blink twice and somebody new will have been diagnosed,’” Michele Cook, director of business development for All About Seniors said. 

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