2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Recap


2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Recap

September 21st, 2017

The Twin Cities 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a huge success this year! Over 1.3 million dollars was raised with 6,632 participants and 744 teams, the Southview Senior Communities team being one of them. Our team members that came out to walk the 1 or 2.3 mile option from The Willows of Arbor Lakes had a blast helping to raise awareness and funds to fight the Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event whether it was walking or donating!

Your participation helped the Southview Senior Communities team raise $23,940 which well exceeded our goal of $10,000!!

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Save the Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th – 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 31st, 2017

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Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Please join our Southview Senior Living Communities team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

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The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The registration begins at 7:30 AM, then the cermony at 9:00 AM, and lastly the walk at 9:25 AM. The walk is a 1 or 2.3 mile option and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Register to participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Click here to learn more about the event. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 23rd, 2017

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more, take action, and spread awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, thought process, and behavior. It is the leading cause of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. People with Alzheimer’s experience issues with memory, communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning that are severe enough to impact work, social, and family life.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although as our insights into the disease continue to develop, there are new treatments on the horizon.

Current Statistics

  • More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 91,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One-third of people aged 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.

https://youtu.be/aLsVS0lrRD0 (video: Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter offers suggestions of ways to learn more get involved during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care At The Willows of Arbor Lakes

The Willows of Arbor Lakes offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Bingo with Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church

August 22nd, 2016

High school students from Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church spent the afternoon playing bingo with us on Monday, August 15. We enjoyed winning treats and sharing smiles with the students!

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Small World Learning Center

August 17th, 2016

A group of three-year-olds from Small World Learning Center in Maple Grove spent the morning with last Friday. We had an animal theme and enjoyed playing animal bingo, eating animal crackers, reading books and coloring together.

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Randy Rolloff Entertainment

August 17th, 2016

Randy Rolloff put on quite a show at the Willows last week! Randy’s music had both tenants and staff dancing and singing along.

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St. Joseph the Worker Students

August 8th, 2016

Last Thursday, junior high and high school students from St. Joseph the Worker spent the morning at the Willows as part of their Summer Splash program. We got to know each other, played a dice game, and ended our time together with a few Bible songs. Our tenants really enjoyed the kids and said they were wonderful and refreshing to be around!

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TBT to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 4th, 2016

Throwback Thursday to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s! The Willows of Arbor Lakes had a great time participating last year and we are excited for the 2016 walk on September 17 at Target Field.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held is more than 600 communities nationwide. Over 1,500 participants are already signed up for this year’s walk in Minneapolis! Click here to support our team and help us reach our goal!

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Tenant and Family Barbeque

July 28th, 2016

Our tenant and family barbeque on July 26 was a huge success! We had a wonderful time eating delicious food and being with our families.

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Visits with Breeze

July 28th, 2016

We enjoyed another visit with Breeze the therapy dog on July 26.

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