Fundraiser marks 3rd time participating in Longest Day – a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s/Dementia
Wearing matching aprons and funny hats featuring hotdogs and burgers, the homecare and home health staff of At Home Nursing Care, a San Diego and Culver City homecare agency, enjoyed working the grill while raising money for those living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
As part of The Longest Day fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the homecare and home health agency sponsored a BBQ at 067 Eatery in Rancho Santa Fe. It’s the 3rd time At Home Nursing Care has held the event, which takes place on June 21st, the longest day of the year to mark how someone may feel when experiencing Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
Friends, family and patrons of the restaurant donated $50 each and enjoyed a hot dog, hamburger, drink and dessert, plus the knowledge that 100% of the proceeds benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. 067 is a community eatery which sponsors several charitable events each year. The benefit this year was a live performance by the Highwayman Performance Band.
The staff took turns manning the grill, taking donations and taking pictures of guests in front of a purple screen. Operations Manager Kathleen and Culver City homecare manager Jeannette had fun taking pictures of guests for our social media pages and also to promote the event for next year. We plan to sponsor the Longest Day Event again in 2024.
“Many of our clients live with dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s/Dementia or Parkinson’s or even traumatic brain injuries, we want to show we support them by giving back by donating our time and money,” said Lauren Reynolds, founder/administrator of At Home Nursing Care.
To date, the agency has donated more than $80,000 to local causes in San Diego County and Los Angeles County, with donations going to non-profits that benefit seniors, children and animals. The agency just recently sponsored the golf tournament for the Parkinson’s Association, another condition which can lead to dementia in patients affected.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia affects more than 6 million Americans of all ages according to the Alzheimer’s Association. An estimated 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2023.
At Home Nursing Care supports clients living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia with caregiving, constant safety monitoring, help with meals, errands, personal care, light housekeeping and incidental transportation. The agency provides on-going training to its staff on the best practices of working with those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia including a 4 hour certificate program based on the training of well-known speaker Teepa Snow.
Janet Hamada, the CEO of the San Diego Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, stopped by the event. She gave a quick interview during our second event in 2022 about the first questions people ask the Alzheimer’s Association when they call for the first time.
“Thank you for your continued support, including this fun event plus your sponsorship of our upcoming walks,” she told the At Home Nursing Care Team. The agency will sponsor walks being held in Escondido and also Liberty Station in Point Loma later this summer.
The agency is sponsoring both the north county San Diego and central San Diego Walks to End Alzheimer’s this year.
To learn more about those events and how they support those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website here.
Are you concerned that you or someone you love may have the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s/Dementia? Watch our video on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Here.
Thank you to all of our friends, family and community supports for donating to our Longest Day event to help those with Alzheimer’s Dementia. If you’d like to donate, you still can! Click here.