Chestnut Knoll Earns Top Honor for 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's, Looks Ahead to 2014

Lexi Tocci, Walk Coordinator from the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, with Jennelle Jamison, director of Memory Care, and the trophy.
2014 Beef and Beer Fundraiser, Stacy Gilroy, community relations manager; Scott Gilbert; Ann Conrad; Mark Conrad.

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care continues to help the Alzheimer’s Association one step at a time—literally.

Chestnut Knoll recently received a trophy for being the Top Earning Memory Walk Team at the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Chestnut Knoll participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Kutztown University on Saturday, October 12, 2013 and raised $15,358.

“It is a huge honor to have received the trophy this year, an honor that we would not have without each of our team members. Their efforts, time, commitment, and dedication is what made this possible,” said Jennelle Jamison, director of memory care. “Our team consists of staff members, family members, and community members, all of whom have seen the impact this disease has on the lives of those around us. We will continue to fight to end Alzheimer’s disease in hopes that one day the world will know a place where your memories are forever safe.”

As a team, they hosted various events throughout the year to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Some events included a “Making Memories to Save Memories” Beef and Beer fundraiser; a Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ sale; and memorial donations, as well as individual team members raising money.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped at our fundraisers and donated to our team and we look forward to the 2014 Walk!” said Jamison.

The 2014 Walk will be Saturday October 11, 2014 at Kutztown University. Chestnut Knoll’s goal this year is to raise $16,000. This year, some fundraisers include the 5th Annual “Making Memories to Save Memories” Beef and Beer Fundraiser, held in March; and a Chicken BBQ and Pulled Pork sale on September 30 (tickets will be available at the end of August). The community also holds “themed” days, where staff pays $2 to dress down or in a themed outfit for the day; and sweatshirt sales, with all proceeds going to the Memory Walk.

Community members who wish to participate and walk with the Chestnut Knoll team can register by contacting Jamison at Chestnut Knoll, or by going to the Alzheimer’s Association website and looking up the Kutztown Walk and the Chestnut Knoll team.

“We at Chestnut Knoll always pride ourselves in providing top notch services and putting our heart and soul into everything we do,” said Shawn Barndt, executive director. “This is just one example; being the top team is such an honor and makes us very proud and we hope to keep up the momentum for the 2014 year and many years to come.”

Chestnut Knoll continues to be a leader in care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They have worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Association for many years and provide great service to those in need of special assistance in Memory Care.

For more information on our 2014 Memory Walk, fundraisers, or how we can help your loved one experiencing memory loss, please call 610-473-8066.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through research; to provide and enhance care and support for those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health (www.alz.org).

Chestnut Knoll offers Personal Care and Memory Care residences at an affordable month-to-month basis with no buy-in fees. Services include 24-hour personal care assistance with medical support, meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and a state-of-the-art wellness program that provides ongoing therapy services, regardless of insurance coverage. Chestnut Knoll also offers At Home care services available to seniors where they live. Services include assistance with medication monitoring, personal care, companion care, light housekeeping and laundry, and transportation, to name a few. For more information on Chestnut Knoll Personal Care, Memory Care, or At Home Services, please call Jodie Daniels, assistant executive director, at 610-473-8066 or visit www.chestnutknoll.com.