This past Saturday, The Grove and Oakleaf Village of Sylvania raised the roof in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ongoing efforts throughout the year culminated at the Toledo Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 14. Oakleaf Village staff and family members braved the cold and rainy weather to exceed our $2,000 fundraising goal.
In total, The Grove raised $2,957.94!
Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
As a memory care community, The Grove at Oakleaf Village specializes in care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Many of our Toledo senior living residents and their families have firsthand experience with this disease. The challenges of living with Alzheimer’s go far beyond The Grove’s walls – staggering statistics reveal that 1 in 3 seniors is impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia. This is a disease affecting over 6 million Americans.
Leading up to this weekend, fundraising efforts were a labor of love. Just a few months ago, The Grove hosted a Campus Walk to End Alzheimer’s for senior living residents. The event included various activities and walks for families and friends to enjoy with their loved ones. The Alzheimer’s Association joined us to provide the official walk arch and resources. We also had a selection 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 proud of our Grove and Oakleaf teams’ commitment to making a difference and always showing genuine care for our residents.
Thank you to all the staff, senior living residents and family members who showed up to elevate such a worthy cause!