Residents and the Community Enjoyed Food, Fun & Music at it’s first annual Summer Carnival to celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness
ENCINTAS, CA, – JULY 2, 2019 – Olivenhain Guest Home, recognized as a pioneer in Memory Care, held its first annual Summer Carnival for Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Longest Day event was part of a national event held on June 21st – the longest day of the year. Olivenhain exceeded its fundraising goal by raising $2,030 through both online and in-person donations.
Residents and the local community enjoyed a summer carnival with food, games, raffle prizes, and live music by local musicians, including harpist Amanda Domnitz, owner of Sound Therapy by Sacred Sound of the Soul. Longtime OGH partner, Apreva Hospice was the largest donor, giving the Alzheimer’s Association a check for $1,000 to raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for the disease.
“Our first annual Summer Carnival for Alzheimer’s was a great success and we are so appreciative of everyone who attended and helped us exceed our $2,000 fundraising goal. We especially want to thank Elsy Ayache, Marketing Liaison at Apreva Hospice for her role in making the largest donation possible. Apreva Hospice has been an incredible partner and we admire the work they do to provide our residents with excellent end of life care. We look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association at the Alzheimer’s Walk in Escondido in September,” said Hank Kurtz, Owner of Olivenhain Guest Home.
For more information about the annual Alzheimer’s longest day event, please visit http://www.alz.org/thelongestday
About Olivenhain Guest Home
Olivenahain Guest Home is an assisted-living community located in Olivenhain, CA, an historical neighborhood that is part of Encintas, CA, one of the region’s most popular coastal cities. The community features a variety of programs for seniors including a Memory Care program for treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Graceful Living Program, which offers certified Hospice and life transition services, as well as a Compassionate Transition and Respite program for caregivers and their loved ones. For over 50 years Olivenhain Guest Home has been recognized as a pioneer in developing specific programs to care for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Under the ownership of Hank and Suzanne Kurtz, the community continues to provide high-quality, compassionate care for residents and their families. For more information visit www.olivenhainguesthome.com.
About Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Through classes, support groups, individual consultations in person and via a 24/7 telephone help line, the association serves more than 60,000 people in San Diego and Imperial Counties who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.