(PRWEB) October 24, 2013
Seniors at all eight Dogwood Forest communities participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in September and October, helping raise money to fight the disease.
The Walk is the United States' largest event to raise funds and awareness about Alzheimer's, according to the Alzheimer's Association. It's also an intensely personal issue to many residents of Dogwood Forest communities, according to spokesperson Kia Crawford.
“It's near and dear to our hearts at Dogwood Forest because every day we see the impact that Alzheimer's has on our residents and families,” Crawford said. “We believe this condition can be cured and everyone here is proud to be part of that.”
Dogwood Forest communities are built to provide seniors with the assisted care they need as well as a dignified, holistic and well-balanced lifestyle. The communities have special memory care neighborhoods where residents coping with Alzheimer's and dementia receive in-depth memory therapy.
Crawford says that residents help support the Walk even when they can't personally take part in it.
“We hold fundraisers and donation drives throughout the year for the Walk to End Alzheimer's,” she said. “Residents help guide and lead these events. We all do our part to help the Alzheimer's Association.”
This year, that part was substantial: the communities raised a total of $13,283.
“This is money that goes directly to research and will help improve lives for generations,” Crawford said.
The largest share of the funds this year was raised by Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville, spurring a friendly sense of competition for next year, Crawford said.
“Our community members are already planning ahead and wondering how they're going to top their record next time around.”
About Dogwood Forest
Dogwood Forest provides an array of services including assisted living, post operative care, adult day services and short term care to residents in Atlanta, GA. Dogwood Forest’s assisted living and senior living community inspires the mind, body and spirit with life enrichment activities, wellness programs and sophisticated interior design. From daily care to fun-filled excursions, Dogwood Forest offers programming and services for seniors at all levels of activeness. The community is locally owned and operated by Trinity Lifestyles Management. Trinity Lifestyles Management is a family owned business, formed to provide Georgia's senior community with a lifestyle alternative focused on wellness and the celebration of individual expression.
For more information on Dogwood Forest’s assisted living and senior living community in Atlanta, GA visit http://www.dogwoodforest.com/
About Trinity Lifestyles Management
Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, Trinity Lifestyles Management LLC is a family owned business founded on the principles of providing Georgia’s senior community with lifestyle alternatives focused on wellness and the celebration of individual expression. Trinity believes that the spirit within person is instrumental to their well-being and quality of life. The company’s mission is to simply positively impact the lives of those they serve. Trinity’s senior executives have nearly 100 years of combined of industry experience. Trinity’s communities consisting of Dogwood Forest, The Holbrook and Chateau Vestavia communities offer assisted living, memory care, post operative care, adult day services, temporary stays, and at-home care to residents in Georgia and Alabama. In 2010, Trinity opened The Holbrook, an active senior community in Gainesville, Georgia. A second independent living is planned for Acworth, Georgia.