Stone Mountain, GA, September 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Park Springs Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) announced that its Members and staff presented a check in the amount of $5,232 to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at its community in Stone Mountain, Ga.
“We exceeded our goal of $5,000,” said Jill Pigott, a Park Springs Member, who was active in helping raise the funds. “There were a lot of Members and staff involved in the fundraising. It was truly a community effort.”
Leisure Services at Park Springs and its Members held an assortment of events beginning in May to raise the funds. Events included bake sales, breakfast buffets, music concerts and movie screenings. The Atlanta active adult community has been a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association since its inception five years ago.
The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter was formed in July 2002 when the Greater Georgia, Central Georgia and Augusta chapters of the Alzheimer's Association merged into a single entity dedicated to serving the entire state. Prior to this merger, the Atlanta Area Chapter had been serving the metro area since 1982. The goals of the Georgia Chapter remain consistent with those of the national office: advancing research, enhancing care and support, raising public awareness and building capacity.
Coming together as one statewide chapter has allowed the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter to reach more people more effectively and more efficiently. There are seven regional offices, along with the state office in Atlanta. It is estimated that 199,457 Georgians have Alzheimer's and nearly 500,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers. In fiscal year 2007, the Georgia Chapter was able to serve over 124,000 individuals through programs and services. The Associations mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and promotion of brain health, and to enhance care and support for all individuals, their families and caregivers. For more information or to volunteer, visit http://www.alz.org/georgia/index.asp.
About Park Springs:
The Southeast's premier CCRC, Park Springs enhances life for Atlanta active adults by providing independent senior housing in Atlanta
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. A 64-suite health center provides assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia/Alzheimer's care. 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 Living 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, call 770-879-5006, 800-267-7126 or visit www.parkspringscommunities.com.
About Park Springs’ Health Services:
Park Spring’s health center and Cobblestone, a facility at Park Springs for those seeking assisted living in Atlanta, offer the highest quality medical, nursing and rehabilitative care in a residential environment. Our Resident Centered model provides Members flexibility in their daily activities embracing individuality while focusing on all aspects of wellness. Staffing ratios are three times greater than state required levels. A full time doctor trained as a geriatrician whose sole responsibility is the health of our Members is employed on site. A clinic staffed by our own full time Licensed Nurse Practitioner performs routine check ups, tests and lab work. Our doctor, clinic and skilled care are all Medicare certified. Home care services are provided by trained staff employed directly by our communities, licensed by the state, bonded and insured only after undergoing strict screening processes.