On September 17th Generations at Rock Island was a sponsor as well as participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Quad Cities in Moline, IL. Our facility prepared weeks before by setting a financial goal and fundraising through various ways. We also promoted our fundraising efforts on Facebook and Twitter.
We are one of three facilities that is the hub of Generations Healthcare Network’s Alzheimer and dementia wards. Though all facilities offer residents care for these illnesses, our facility has a special unit and program that helps individuals to maintain optimal level of independence and quality of life in a secured and safe environment.
Our staff, their friends and family could not have asked for a better day. It was bright and sunny with great weather. The crowds were big and buzzing with excitement. Some individuals carried colored flowers that represented why they walked. Orange was for walkers who want to see a world without Alzheimer’s/dementia. Blue was for walkers who have Alzheimer’s/dementia. Purple was for walkers who have lost a loved one to the disease and yellow was for someone who is currently caring for or supporting someone with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Brianna Sands our Director of Admissions was overjoyed and excited about the role her facility played, “Over 1,000 participants walked. It went very well and everyone had a great time.”
The event is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our facilities cannot wait for next year!