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Family and friends support Bay Path Practical Nursing Team in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 09:22AM ● By Chuck Tashjian

The Guertins

CHARLTON - Lindsay Guertin, BSN, RN of Spencer was working as Full-time faculty prior to COVID-19 when a clinical discussion inspired her to form a team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to support her practical nursing students in their nursing journey. 
Gretheline Bolandrina DHA, MSN Ed, RN, CRRN Academy Director remembers when Guertin spoke with her about the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 3, at the Hanover Insurance Office Park, 100 North Parkway in Worcester. The walk route opens at 8:30 a.m. and there is a Promise Garden Ceremony at 10 am. She said she knew of the event, and she is enthusiastic about participating with the Guertins, practical nursing students, and alumni. Guertin recently received her team captain gear. Both Guertin and Bolandrina thought participating would be fun, and a memorable service-learning activity for everyone.  
“I notified alumni about it,” Bolandrina said. “Some graduates from 2014, 2015 and current students, so we all just made a team. Weather permitting, more friends and family members may join the team. We look forward to the chance to join with all the teams to make an impact in the mission to end Alzheimer’s.”  
“I am passionate about dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The walk is a wonderful opportunity. It brings awareness to Alzheimer’s, brings funds to research for Alzheimer’s for a cure, and help support Alzheimer’s families,” Guertin said. “It’s important to learn as much as we can, especially our practical nursing students. The more awareness we can bring leads to someday have a cure.”  Guertin set the minimum fundraising goal for the team. The goal is set at $2,000 for Bay Path Practical Nursing Team. So far, they’ve raised $240, with hopes of additional donations arriving in the mail. 
More information about how to donate or join Team Bay Path PN Students is available by visiting