HarborChase of the Park Cities (a community of luxury senior residences) is proud to welcome Dallas author and speaker Sarah B. Smith as part of the Park Cities Speaker Series. Smith wrote “Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early On-Set Alzheimer’s,” the story of her mother, known as Beauty, and her family’s journey navigating her mother’s diagnosis. Smith was a young mother in her 30s when her mother was diagnosed with the disease. She will share her powerful and personal story on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at the senior living community (located at 5917 Sherry Lane). Afternoon tea will be served. The public is invited to attend, but space is limited. Those interested hearing Smith’s inspiring story should RSVP at (469) 306-1963.
“I am honored to share my story with residents and guests at HarborChase of the Park Cities and to be one of the first speakers for the new Park Cities Speaker Series,” said Smith. “My book’s sole focus isn’t on death, it’s about how my family has taken a firm hold on life and celebrates Beauty’s victories. It was important for me to share my family’s experience with the disease. I wrote the book in narrative form, so you’ll be in my shoes walking along with me and my father on this journey. It hasn’t been easy, but everything we’ve done to help Beauty has been worth it. She is a young and fit woman who is making great strides each day. I hope the residents and guests who attend the event will feel the love my family has for my mother and is inspired to learn more about the disease and how they can help find a cure.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States which can’t be prevented, cured or even slowed. HarborChase of the Park Cities has a dedicated memory care floor where a compassionate and dedicated team is focused on the unique needs of each resident living with memory challenges. With Smith’s connection to the disease and the Park Cities area, the senior living community knew she was a perfect fit for its speaker series.
“Sarah’s journey has touched the hearts of so many, and we are honored for her to share her story at HarborChase of the Park Cities,” said Heather Corton, executive director. “Her story is relatable to millions of families across the country who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. She has a message of hope for others battling the disease and for those caring for their loved ones. Sarah is the perfect person for our next Park Cities Speaker Series. This will be a meaningful event that will leave guests and residents touched and inspired.”