Memory Care Residents Make Traditional Bracelets to Support Maui Wildfire Fund

Some local seniors with dementia are trying to make a difference one bead at a time. In response to the devastating wildfires on Maui, Residents at Greenridge Place, an Anthem Memory Care community, are making and selling bracelets made with traditional Hawaiian puka shells and beads at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 24 to raise funds for those impacted by this tragedy.

            The bracelets will go on sale beginning Aug. 24 at Greenridge Place, located at 7700 West 101st Ave, Westminster.

One hundred percent of the funds will be donated to Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund which is providing financial resources that can be quickly deployed with a focus on rapid response and recovery. HCF will not collect a fee and 100 percent of the funds will be distributed for community needs.

“Having dementia doesn’t diminish the desire to help others both near and far.” said Brooke Kelly, life engagement director for Greenridge Place. “Our residents continue to be committed to serving others, and it brings them great joy to make a difference in the world.”

If you would like to cover this event, please contact Anne Abraham at 757-403-6094.

For more information about the sale and donations, contact Brooke Kelly at

About Anthem Memory Care
Anthem’s core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio and Washington. The company’s website is

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