Residents at Seasons Royal Oak Village gathered together with family and friends in support of the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County on May 25.
They chose the Alzheimer Society to donate to because several Seasons residences, including Seasons Royal Oak Village, offers Memory Care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
The cause hits home for many of the staff and residents at Season’s and the Alzheimer’s Society has been a valuable resource for our residents and their families. The donation is considered a ‘thank you’ from Seasons.
The Alzheimer Society was founded in 1981. Since its beginnings, the Society has supported members of the community who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease as well as related Dementia and their caregivers.
Tammy Dufour is the Leasing Manager at Seasons Royal Oak Village, she said the event had a great turnout and the amount of support shown by family and friends of residents was inspiring.
“Our residents and guests were thrilled to be together, not only with each other but also with the families of those who were able to attend,” said Dufour. “Everyone was still respectful of social distancing and wearing a mask when in the common areas. Our memory care residents are very near and dear to our hearts, so everyone was eager to support the Windsor-Essex Alzheimer Society.”
According to the Alzheimer Society website, it is estimated that in 2021, there were around 8,066 people living in Windsor & Essex County over the age of 40 with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Over 100 years after the discovery of these conditions, there is still no known cause or cure.
“What is known is that this disease can affect anyone,” states the website.
Dufour said it’s important for residents to participate in any way they can because it brings everyone together, and it feels good to give back to the community.
“Now more than ever, these organizations need our support. These events are also an opportunity for us to give back to our residents; we have fun, laugh, dance, and show how much we care about them … Seasons truly cares,” said Dufour. “We are proud community partners and will be there to help in any way we can. Many of our residents and team members have lived and worked in this community for a long time, and it’s a joy to be able to give back in meaningful ways.”
So far, Seasons has raised $2,600 and counting for the Alzheimer Society.