The biggest fundraiser of the year for the National Alzheimer’s Association is the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in cities across the country. This year’s big local event took place Sept. 30 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
A few days before, on Sept. 27, a successful fundraiser was hosted at The Waters of Excelsior senior living community. First, residents were joined by their families and team members on their own Walk to End Alzheimer’s around College Lake.
When they returned, members of the leadership team put on goggles and ponchos, then allowed themselves to literally be creamed with plates of whipped cream. The goal of the fundraising event was $4,000, and it was exceeded by over $1,000.
Combined with the community’s Longest Day Ice Cream Social held earlier this year, The Waters of Excelsior raised a total of $6,016 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude! Residents, families, and team members came together to
make our Alzheimer’s Walk and Pie Toss a success, exceeding our goal and raising much-needed funds for this cause,” said Lori Nugent, lead active life manager at The Waters of Excelsior.
“The Waters introduced a new signature program this year called “The Petals Memory Care Program,” which is all about person-centered care for those living with a dementia-related change. We see a natural alignment to the purpose and important mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.” says Lisa Bien-Sinz, vice president of Marketing for The Waters.