Seniors Turn Lemons into Hope for Alzheimer’s Fight

 08/27/2023 | 05:16 PM 
Greenridge Place resident Sarah Christensen and her friends helped raise over $800 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Greenridge Place resident Sarah Christensen and her friends helped raise over $800 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Residents at Greenridge Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Westminster, hosted a lemonade stand and raised over $800 for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. The residents helped make the lemonade and sold the cups of the sweet drink at the community located at 7700 W. 101st Avenue, Westminster.

“Many of the residents are lifelong volunteers and it brings them joy to continue their commitment to community service,” said Brooke Kelly, life engagement director for Greenridge Place. “They jumped at the chance to feel productive and help others.”

From left to right: Val Stefen, life engagement assistant and Becky Everitt, Greenridge Place resident, drum up lemonade sales.

From left to right: Val Stefen, life engagement assistant and Becky Everitt, Greenridge Place resident, drum up lemonade sales.

The number of Coloradans with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach 92,000 by 2025 – a 21.1% increase – according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah and Washington. The company’s website is AnthemMemoryCare.com

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