Chestnut Knoll Residential Care and Memory Care is excited to announce they have exceeded their long-term fundraising goal for the Alzheimer’s Association. For the past 12 years they have held various fundraisers throughout the years, and this year they were able to break the $100,000 mark for all their fundraising efforts.
“Our success is credited to a fantastic team that has strived to raise individually, and as whole, to help end Alzheimer’s,” said Jennelle Jamison, director of The Memory Care Neighborhood. “We would like to thank everyone who helped at our fundraisers and donated to our team!”
Chestnut Knoll raised over $18,000 just in 2012 for the Alzheimer’s Association. As a team, they hosted various events throughout the year to help raise money. Some events included a “Making Memories to Save Memories” Beef and Beer fundraiser in April; a BBQ chicken sale, where over 700 chickens were sold; a hoagie sale, where 500 hoagies were sold; and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Combining the achievements of 2012 with the past years of fundraising, their grand total came to $106,689.
“Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that robs families much too early of their loved ones – although the victim is physically present, memories are lost and often times behaviors emerge making it an especially difficult disease to deal with,” said Shawn Barndt, executive director at Chestnut Knoll. “So much of the journey of Alzheimer’s is unpredictable and uncontrollable that fighting back through fundraising efforts is a way to empower the community to make a difference! I am so very excited that Chestnut Knoll has hit this milestone of giving and so very thankful to the Greater Boyertown and Tri county area community for their support in helping us to achieve this level of donation! Raising $100,000 is a BIG achievement for the Chestnut Knoll Team!”
Although Chestnut Knoll hit their long-term goal of $100,000, the fundraising does not stop here. They will continue to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in hopes of eliminating the disease.
Chestnut Knoll continues to be a leader in care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They have worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Association for many years and provide great service to those in need of special assistance in Memory Care. The staff is trained through a program designed by the Alzheimer’s Association in how to care for residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s. In addition, Alzheimer’s Association official Alzheimer’s Support Groups are provided each month for caregivers or family members of those suffering from Alzheimer’s to learn more about the disease, and what to expect.
For more information on how we can help your loved one experiencing memory loss, call 610-473-8066.
Chestnut Knoll offers Residential Care and Memory Care residences at an affordable month-to-month basis with no buy-in fees. Services include 24-hour personal care assistance with medical support, meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. Chestnut Knoll also offers At Home care services available to seniors where they live. For more information on Chestnut Knoll At Home Services, Residential Care or Memory Care, please call Jodie Daniels, assistant executive director, at 610-473-8066 or visit www.chestnutknoll.com.