Hillcrest Health Services participated in the 2nd Annual Sarpy County Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on August 29 with more than 100 participants representing the Hillcrest team. As presenting sponsor of the walk, Hillcrest was proud to donate more than $18,000, which mostly was raised by team members and their families, as well as residents and their family members, through various events, raffles and online donations.
Hillcrest Mable Rose Administrator, Lisa Summers, has worked with dementia and Alzheimer’s residents for more than seven years and has participated in the walk for just as many years. She showed her support for the cause by wearing 32 pounds of additional weight during the walk. Each pound represented an individual with Alzheimer’s who had an impact on her life, indicated by a hand-made tag with each person’s name and what Lisa called “the date they became free of Alzheimer’s.”
“Supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s means a great deal to our Hillcrest family,” said Jim Janicki, Hillcrest’s vice president of marketing and communications. “Our caregivers experience firsthand the impact of Alzheimer’s on our residents and their families, and providing the best possible care for them is what we are passionate about. For many of our team members like Lisa, this is an opportunity to pay a special tribute and help make a difference in finding a cure for dementia-related disorders.”
Hillcrest Health Services offers the region’s largest continuum of health services for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, memory support, adult day services, certified skilled home health and in-home personal care, palliative care, telehealth services, and hospice care. Hillcrest currently serves nearly 1,000 aging adults daily across nine counties in Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, visit www.hillcresthealth.com.