Jiminy Wicket Foundation partners with Denver Croquet Club to raise awareness of Alzheimers disease

Jiminy Wicket Foundation partners with Denver Croquet Club to raise awareness of Alzheimers disease


WINS WIMBLEDON. HE DID NOT LOSE ONE SET THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.>>>THE STORY, ONLY ON DENVER7, PARTNERS ISOMETHING GOOD. SPORTSANCHOR WITHOUT TO WASH PARK AND HAS THIS HEART TOUCHING STORY.>>WASH PARK IS ALWAYS ABUZZ WITH PEOPLE ENJOYING A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY. EVERY MONDAY MORNING, — IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SPORT.>>IT’SLIKE GOLF.>>Reporter: YOU WILL FIND A GROUOF PEOPLEPLAYING CROQUET.>>WE DO A DASH THAT WE PLAY WITH PEOPLE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.>>Reporter: THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE NONPROFIT CAME UP WITH THE IDEA NINE YEARS AGO AFTER WATCHING HIS FATHER FIGHTHE DISEASE.>>WE WERE LOOKING FOR THINGS THAT WOULD WORK. THERE WAS SILENCE AND CONFUSION. A TELEVISION SET WAS NOT A PRESCRIPTION I WOULD SETTLE FOR.>>Repprter: CROQUET ALLOWED HIS JAMES AND FATHER TO BOND. GAVE HIS OTHER SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE STIMULATION HE WAS LACKING.>>WE COULD PLAY TOGETHER. WHEN HE HIT THE BALL, AND PUT A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND I THOUGHT, IF THAT COULD PUT A SMILE ON MORE BASES, THAT WOULD BE GOOD.>>Reporter: EVERY MONDAY, YOU WILL FIND VOLUNTEERS AND THOSE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S GETTING TOGETHER TO PLAY CROQUET.>>IT’S BEAUTIFUL FOR ME. A MAKES ME FEEL WARM TOWATCH PEOPLE, AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE SAYING, IT’S MONDAY, I’M GOING TO GO PLAY.>>Reporter: HE CALLS HIS LAYING PARTNER VERY TALENTED. RICK DISAGREES AND SAYS HE LIKES HAVING FUN WHILE THEY BOTH ARE IN THE GAME.>>LONNIE ISA HOOT. HE IS SO MUCH FUN TO PLAY WITH. THIS IS A LOT OF FUN. IT BRINGS A SMILAND HOPE.>>Reporter: FOR LINDA AND HER HUSBAND, LINDA LOVES WATCHING HER HUSBAND PLAY.>>IT’S A JOYFUL COUPLE OF HOURS.>>Reporter: AS FOR DAVID, HE SAYS HE APPRECIATES THE SOCIAL AND ATHLETIC QUALITIES THE SPORT OFFERS.>>IT’S GREAT RESOURCE IT’S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE.>>Reporter: AFTER PLAYING A FEW HOURS, HE SAYS THERE’S ONE WAY HE CAN TELL IF HE IS GETTING THROUGH TO HIS PLAYERS.>>WE HAVE ONMEASURE, SPH, MILES PER HOUR. WHEN I SMILE, WE KNOW THERE

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