On September 28, Oak Park Senior Living and the Southview Senior
Communities team will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North
Dakota for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There are 5.8
million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is projected
to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. We’d love your help as we work to raise
awareness, reduce risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. Learn more about donating and/or registering to walk.
Together, we can fight to end Alzheimer’s!
Oak Park Senior Living held its annual Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser on Wednesday, August 14. The evening included a silent auction, barbecue, and entertainment by Michael Riddle. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food, spending time with friends and family, and singing and dancing along with the music. A fun night for a great cause!
We raised approximately $2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Oak Park ventures out monthly to a new restaurant. This month it was Gulden’s Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food and great conversation!
The residents of our Garden Cove West units got together to reminisce about “school days.” During the afternoon, they made bookmarks together, just like they use to back in the day. They all turned out very unique, with one of our gentlemen even making a hunting themed marker!
We are proud to announce that Oak Park 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
Here are photos from our Alzheimer’s BBQ fundraiser! We held a silent auction with donations from staff, residents/families, and area businesses. We raised $2,353.00 for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota. It was a great event, and we served over 200 people.
Howard started a project to help the Ronald McDonald House.
We strategically placed the boxes throughout the community to encourage others to participate. Howard checks in daily to see how many pop tops we have collected. We are so proud of Howard for his thoughtfulness and generous attitude for this cause.
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.
Learn more about the prevalence and dangers of Alzheimer’s with the “Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Facts and Figures” video.
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.
Share your story and get inspired by others who also tell of 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 20 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.
Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Please join our Southview Senior Living Communities team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.
Please Visit Our Team Page To Donate And/Or Sign Up!
Our team has raised $10,129 which is already over our goal of $10,000
The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The registration begins at 7:30 AM, then the cermony at 9:00 AM, and lastly the walk at 9:25 AM. The walk is a 1 or 2.3 mile option and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Register to participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.
Click here to learn more about the event. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!
Oak Park held its second annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser on Thursday, August 10th. Family, friends, tenants and staff came together to raise money to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. We enjoyed good food and excellent entertainment from Wayne and the Boys and Will Bauermeister. A Silent Auction was also held with around $2700 being raised for the Alzheimer’s Association.