Seniors Walk Around the World to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease
Prestige Care’s active-living campaign raises $80,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association
Vancouver, Wash. – Prestige Care Inc., a leading provider of senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, is proud to announce that residents, patients, families and staff raised more than $80,000 and walked more than 100 million steps throughout the month of September as part of a fundraising campaign to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
The fundraising campaign, Step Up to End Alzheimer’s, challenged residents and staff across all Prestige communities and corporate headquarters to walk 65 million total steps – the approximate distance around the globe – while also raising funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Residents and staff collected donations from family, friends, and local businesses by pledging to reach personal step goals and participating in events and activities throughout the month of September, with every penny of the $80,000 raised donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Each year, our communities host fundraisers and events to raise money for the important work led by Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations to find cures for memory disorders. It was truly special to see so many communities take on this month-long challenge and exceed our goals,” said Harold Delamarter, founder and CEO of Prestige Care. “Residents, patients and staff across numerous centers and communities worked so hard to reach their goals and we’re incredibly proud of their passion for supporting those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease.”
As part of the Step Up to End Alzheimer’s campaign, residents and staff at nearly every Prestige community across the company’s eight-state footprint kept track of their steps to reach weekly goals, which were measured out to different locations across the world – including Greenland's Ilulissat Icefjord, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Sydney Harbour in Australia, and ending at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
Residents and staff participated in a variety of fun events including walkathons and community based exercise classes to get moving and achieve their goals. Staff joined in the fun, too, and participated in activities while keeping track of their residents’ steps and charting their progress around the world.
Prestige is committed to helping seniors embrace a healthy, fulfilled lifestyle through its wellness program, Celebrations. The Step Up to End Alzheimer’s campaign is the latest initiative to integrate Celebrations’ wellness and life fulfillment concepts to empower residents to be healthy and happy.
Prestige is also a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association as part of its ongoing commitment to providing the most advanced care and service to individuals and families who live with memory disorders.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for support, advocacy, and funding of Alzheimer's research. For more information, visit www.alz.org.
For more information on Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living communities, visit www.prestigecare.com.