Chest­nut Knoll is tak­ing steps to fight Alzheimer’s Dis­ease

The Boyertown Area Times - - NEWS - From Saman­tha Dix For Chest­nut Knoll

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.

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