At Azura, our mission of transforming the culture of memory care extends far beyond the walls of our homes. It extends into our homes’ surrounding communities through our involvement and participation in Alzheimer’s disease awareness, advocacy and research and resource fundraising. Here are some ways that our Azura Memory Care team, residents, families and friends have been active in our communities Wisconsin-wide:
Azura Memory Care team members, residents, family members and friends join together to Walk to End Alzheimer’s each year. We are proud to be able to help raise awareness and walk along side those within our care, their families and the many individuals who have been and are affected by this disease. Check out some of our photos from this year’s Walks below and read more on our blog here!
Our Azura Memory Care homes come up with ways to fundraise for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event every year, and for a couple of our homes, it is by hosting an Azura Thrift Sale with items donated by the community at large. Azura Memory Care has held a Thrift Sale in the Eau Claire area for 11 years now, and over the course of that time period, has risen over $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association with a special monetary match from Holiday Vacations. Exceptional!
Held annually and coordinated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Azura Memory Care has an Advocacy Squad that has been made up of team members, residents and family members who make the journey to the Wisconsin State Capital to address concerns and beneficial legislature that work to aid those who are affected by this disease. This offers the opportunity to share testaments, topics and ways the new legislation would help those affected with senators and representatives from across Wisconsin. Azura has also been represented at the national Advocacy Forum held in Washington D.C.
Recognized as Wisconsin’s Dementia Experts, we love to be able to host and coordinate two annual dementia symposiums in the Eau Claire and Kenosha WI areas. These annual conferences are designed for professionals and individuals caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Azura works with many exceptional organizations and speakers to bring a variety of topics and great information geared toward dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If interested in learning more about our 2018 Dementia Symposiums, click here.