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Quail Hollow students and seniors take steps toward Walk to End Alzheimer’s

A “mini-walk” Wednesday in South Charlotte was another step in the budding relationship between a group of middle school students and a community of older adults.

With the school band providing a rhythm, about 75 Quail Hollow Middle School students joined their new friends at the Southminster Retirement Community on Park Road for a short walk to promote the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Charlotte.

The partnership between the young teens and the Southminster residents is part of the school’s Perseverance, Achievement, Thoughtfulness and Health (P.A.T.H.) program. It started earlier this month when the students, most of them involved in Quail Hollow athletic programs, gathered with the adults for a pancake breakfast.

The two groups plan to spend more time together in coming months, providing the middle-schoolers with a chance to be good neighbors – and perhaps learn a thing or two from their older tutors.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Symphony Park in the SouthPark area. For information, check http://goo.gl/8LHj1a.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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