Staff, Family, Partners, and Friends Form a Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® North County Event on September 28th
ENCINTAS, CA, – Olivenhain Guest Home has been a longtime supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. As one of the leading pioneers in Memory Care for Alzheimer’s patients, Olivenhain Guest Home has been part of the movement to find new treatments and protocols for helping their residents who suffer from the disease. As part of their commitment to bring awareness and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, the community has formed a team to walk in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® North County San Diego event to be held on September 28th at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, CA.
“We are excited to participate in the North County San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer’s® next month. We have participated in this event several times and our staff, family, friends, and partners all love doing this because it gives them a way to join other caregivers in the community to show their support for each other and the Alzheimer’s Association. We have a big goal of raising $2,000 this year and we are looking for people in the community to join our team or make a donation to our team online,” said Hank Kurtz, President of Olivenhain Guest Home.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
Memory Walk® began in 1989 with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising $149,000 from 1,249 participants. In 1993, Memory Walk grew into an event nationwide and raised $4.5 million at 167 locations. In 2018 more than 65,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country, raising more than $90 million. The Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the fight against the disease, now we continue to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. The event celebrates caregivers, patients, and those who have lost the battle in a beautiful “Memory Garden” of colorful flowers.
To join the Olivenhain Guest Home Walk to End Alzheimer’s team or make a donation, please visit: http://act.alz.org/goto/olivenhainguesthome
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.