Chestnut Knoll is taking steps to fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care’s team of employees, families, and friends are stepping out to raise awareness and money to fight Alzheimer’s disease, during the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held at Penn State University, Berks Campus, on Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 9 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research of Alzheimer’s disease. Their mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Chestnut Knoll is relentless in its efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. The senior community offers free support groups and seminars focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which provides support to families affected by the disease.
“The Alzheimer’s Association is a national organization that provides tremendous support to individuals and their families through their journey of this devastating disease,” said Shawn Barndt, BSW, executive director of Chestnut Knoll. “Therefore, we are proud to lend our support in hopes our efforts will contribute to a cure and an end to Alzheimer’s disease.”
The senior community is hoping to exceed the donation goal of $15,000 with help from incoming contributions from employees, families, local community members and additional activities planned for later, including the Quarter Auction fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door as available.
Anyone who wishes to join the walk, purchase tickets for the Quarter Auction, or donate to the Chestnut Knoll walk team can call Jodie Daniels, assistant executive director of Chestnut Knoll, at 610-473-8066. To make a contribution online, visit www.act.alz.org and search for the “Chestnut Knoll” team.