Residents walking to end Alzheimer's

Residents at Brookdale Senior Living’s North Mesa community gathered to walk. (Photo courtesy of Brookdale)

When it comes to ending Alzheimer’s disease, Brookdale Senior Living employees, residents, families and business partners are making strides — literally. 

As a Diamond National Team, the country’s largest senior living company raised more than $1.2 million in 2021 via local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. Since 2008, Brookdale has raised more than $19 million to support Alzheimer’s Association efforts in dementia care, research and advocacy.

“The compassion of Brookdale’s associates, residents and families is unmatched,” Brookdale President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier said in a statement. “I am immensely grateful that despite the challenging times caused by the ongoing pandemic, together we deepened our commitment to helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s.”

More than six million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is a leading cause of death in the United States.

Donna McCullough, chief mission and field operations officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, expressed gratitude for the Brookdale teams’ hard work and dedication.

“The Alzheimer’s Association appreciates the efforts of Brookdale Senior Living for another extraordinary year as a Diamond National Team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” McCullough said. “Brookdale and its communities across the country have shown unwavering commitment to help fuel critical Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. We are grateful for their dedication to the mission of our organization.”

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