Park Springs Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Association

Atlanta, GA, January 15, 2009 --( Park Springs’ members and staff planned several fundraising activities during Alzheimer’s Awareness Week the second week in October to support the Alzheimer’s Association, and through various activities, raised $4,238 for this organization, which works diligently to raise funds and awareness to fight and eventually find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and provides services to millions of people including many Park Springs members and other Atlanta senior living residents.

During their second annual “Memory Week,” Park Springs staff, members and their families collaborated to create a week of fun activities designed to raise funds and awareness for the disease. A continental breakfast was held at Cobblestone at Park Springs for members and family; two greatly successful bake sales were held – a traditional bake sale and “no bake” bake sale (where members and staff could make donations without the sugar and calories) and a spaghetti luncheon was hosted by Food and Beverage Services at the community. The activities of the week culminated with a three-mile Memory Walk around the track at Chastain Park, for which Park Springs was a corporate sponsor, and a Fall Festival back at the community. The Fall Festival, was attended by many members and staff and their friends and families included carriage rides, cookout, inflatables and cotton candy, made by members. Park Springs raised twice as much money in this year's Memory Week as was raised last year.

“Isakson Barnhart is committed to developing senior residential communities and our members become our family,” said Anresa Davis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Isakson Barnhart. “Every day, we live with Alzheimer’s effects and do everything we can for those members and their families. It is unfortunate but true that the tools we need for Alzheimer's just aren't there yet, such as testing for an accurate diagnosis, a vaccine for prevention, medications to better manage and preserve intellectual and mental function. Until science and medicine can find a preventative and a cure, we have a responsibility to care for those with Alzheimer's; and this fundraiser is a symbol of the compassion, love and tenderness that Park Springs members, staff and families have for this special population. We are looking forward to Memory Week being an annual event.”

“Alzheimer's disease is a disorder that impacts many of our Atlanta senior living residents and employees and their friends and family, and they want to do something to help,” said Cedric Ferrell, the Activity Coordinator for Cobblestone at Park Springs, who organized many of the events of Memory Week. “Through the fundraising activities, such as the bake sale and fall festival, our members can do a small part to help with Alzheimer's care, support and research.”

Cobblestone at Park Springs is the Atlanta area's only campus-style assisted living option, providing healthcare through a professional and compassionate staff which delivers 24-hour premium nursing, including secured dementia care. Cobblestone at Park Springs adds 64-suites to the metro Atlanta senior living, assisted living and skilled nursing choices. While professional and compassionate staff continually attend both areas, the section designated for Alzheimer’s care includes added state-of-the-art security measures and calming colors. A built-in memory box outside each member’s door helps them locate their private rooms and recall special people and places. Long hallways and secure, trellised outdoor gardens allow them to walk unencumbered.

The Southeast's premier CCRC, Park Springs enhances life for active seniors by providing independent residences alongside extensive amenities and on-site wellness and private health care facilities. The 398-home campus-style community is situated on 54 acres surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. The campus style community boasts a 50,000 square foot clubhouse serving meals in four themed dining rooms daily and a 12,000 square foot fitness center with an indoor swimming pool. The Seniors Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders named Park Springs a Platinum winner. Park Springs is developed by Isakson-Barnhart and managed by Life Care Services LLC (LCS), a leader in senior living communities. LCS today serves more than 23,000 residents daily in over 80 communities nationwide. For more information on Park Springs and our other Atlanta senior living community call 770-879-5006, 800-267-7126.

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Amanda Winters