In August, Oakleaf Village of Sylvania and The Grove partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to host a Walk to End Alzheimer’s event for residents, families, associates and the general public.
Our goal for this event was to raise awareness and funds for vital Alzheimer’s research initiatives and programs.
Fundraising efforts have been ongoing throughout the year, and by the end of the big day, our Oakleaf Team raised $2,384.25.
We are immensely proud of our associates and residents for making their voices heard and supporting a cause that affects 1 in 3 seniors. This cause is near and dear to our hearts. The Grove specializes in care for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and many of our senior living residents and their families have firsthand experience with this disease.
In hosting this event, we quite literally brought the walk to our assisted living and memory care residents, as many cannot participate in the regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Downtown Toledo.
What resulted was a day of great fun, excitement and love for our campus family. Our event included an accessible shorter walk, as well as a longer walk across campus for families and friends to walk with their loved ones. Karen Moore from the Alzheimer’s Association joined us to provide the official walk arch and helpful information. We also had a host of delicious food trucks (Jikoni Toledo, Toledo Let’s Eat, The Purple Penguin Sweet Treats, Tocayo’s Tacos), entertainment from John Pickle, a photo booth from Funkytown Fotobooth, face-painting, balloon animals, a bake sale and craft sale.
At the end of the event, the three winners of our Duct Tape Fundraiser and the management team were duct-taped to a wall. Residents enjoyed donating $1 to “pie” their favorite staff.
We are so proud of our Grove and Oakleaf families who supported this walk and our entire team for hosting an incredible event.
We invite anyone interested to join our next fundraiser and walk with us on Saturday, October 14th or donate to the cause.
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