Bruce Goodman, of Owings Mills, has been in the health care industry for almost three decades. But when he became the business development manager for Genesis SelectCare, the Private Duty Services Division of Genesis HealthCare, last year, the 61-year-old didn’t just assume a new job. He also found a new passion.

Goodman, inspired by Genesis Healthcare’s support of the Alzheimer’s Association, decided to join the Baltimore walk committee for the association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is scheduled for Oct. 31, to help organize and find sponsors for the event, and raise funds for the organization.

“Genesis is a major contributor to the Alzheimer’s Association, not only nationally but also locally in Maryland,” he said. “I got on the walk committee last year, so this is my second year involved with the Alzheimer’s Association. One of the motivators for me is that in my years as an administrator in the nursing homes, you always saw a lot of senile dementia, but you didn’t hear a whole lot about Alzheimer’s. And in the last few years I think more and more people have been affected by [Alzheimer’s] — whether it’s knowing somebody, having a family member of somebody that they know who has been affected by Alzheimer’s. And it’s become more and more prevalent.”

Source: Owings Mills resident volunteers to find cure for Alzheimer’s – Carroll County Times