Arbor Lakes hosted the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser with a Country Barbecue, Piano Stylings by David Geske, and raffle prizes. It was so nice to see everyone come together for a great cause that is dear to all of our hearts. We’d like to thank everyone for their donations, generosity, and all the help that made the fundraiser a success!
Congratulations to our raffle prize winners at the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser! Thank you so much to everyone for their donations and support!
Lois Foggia (Family Member) – One Night Hotel Room at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Maple Grove and Dinner at Biaggi’s Ristorante
Bill W. – Three Squares Restaurant Gift Card
Rita H. – Patrick’s French Café and Bakery Gift Card
Marilyn D. – Claddagh’s Irish Pub Gift Card
Becky P. – Biaggi’s Italian Ristorante Gift Card
Pictured with the winners are 2 of our amazing Activities Staff members, Vicki and Adrika!
A special thank you to our Holiday Inn and Suites, Biaggi’s Ristorante, Claddagh’s Irish Pub, Three Squares Restaurant, and Patrick’s Café and Bakery for their generous donations.
We are proud to announce that Arbor Lakes Senior Living and ten other Southview Senior Communities raised over $23,000, more than doubling our goal! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide fundraiser event for the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to support lives affected by Alzheimer’s and advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
On September 15, we join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field in Minneapolis. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association and Walk to End Alzheimer’s mission is to bring awareness, reduce the risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. You can help us by donating: http://bit.ly/2Bl2y7U or participating in the walk. Details here: http://bit.ly/2vOJVEg
Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.
5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.
(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:
Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
Arbor Lakes Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.
The Twin Cities 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a huge success this year! Over 1.3 million dollars was raised with 6,632 participants and 744 teams, the Southview Senior Communities team being one of them. Our team members that came out to walk the 1 or 2.3 mile option from Arbor Lakes Senior Living had a blast helping to raise awareness and funds to fight the Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the event whether it was walking or donating!
Your participation helped the Southview Senior Communities team raise $23,940 which well exceeded our goal of $10,000!!