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Somerford Place of Encinitas Plants the Seeds of Support

Last week, we shared a story about Huntington Terrace’s luau benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, one of the many ways in which CALA members support the fight against Alzheimer’s. Today, we have the story of Somerford Place of Encinitas, a Five Star Quality Care community that is “planting seeds” to end Alzheimer’s.

The Donation Box for the Alzheimer's Association at Somerford Place of Encinitas

The donation box at Somerford Place of Encinitas is decorated with the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature color: purple.

According to Amanda Cook with Somerford Place, a team from the community has set a goal of raising $8000 for their participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In order to do so, a donation box has been decorated using the signature color of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Memory Flower Garden at Somerford Place Encinitas

The “flower garden” at Somerford Place of Encinitas has a bloom for every donation, and features the names of donors and loved ones.

Their commitment to the cause is also on display in the “flower garden” planted out front. Each flower represents an individual donor. Cook says that they are also hosting a fundraising event at their community, and will try to get local businesses involved in the cause. “Our entire team is really looking forward to meeting our goal,” she says. “We would like to welcome anyone in the area to participate in the Walk.”

If you’re interested in participating, find a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in your area. Is your Assisted Living community already participating or raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association? Let us know!

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