Atlas and its senior living communities give back by supporting fundraising efforts for important causes
Atlas Senior Living owns and/or operates independent living, assisted living, and/or memory care communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Each community as well as the Atlas leadership team knows how important it is to support the communities they serve.
How does Atlas Senior Living support its local areas?
Atlas Senior Living and its communities are always looking for ways to get involved and support their local communities.
- Make-A-Wish Alabama – With home office roots in Birmingham, Atlas Senior Living was proud to be a sponsor for Make-A-Wish Alabama’s first annual golf tournament. This year, a 5-year-old’s wish for a green golf cart came true!
- Back To School Drive – Legacy Ridge at Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, collected backpacks and school supplies at their community. These were then donated to local school children to help them start the school year off on the right foot.
- Blood Drives – Hospitals are always in need of blood donations to replenish a diminishing supply. Legacy Ridge at Old Town in Columbus, GA, and Legacy Ridge at Neese Road in Woodstock, GA, both did their part by hosting blood drives.
- Local Vendor’s Fair and Farmer’s Market – Legacy Ridge at Woodstock in Woodstock, GA, supported local farmers and vendors by hosting a vendor’s fair and farmer’s market, providing them a place to sell their wares.
- Spring Park’s Alzheimer’s Rock-A-Thon for The Longest Day – Spring Park, an assisted living and memory care community in Travelers Rest, SC, got involved with The Longest Day, a fundraising event by the Alzheimer’s Association that capitalizes on the extra sunlight of the summer solstice. Residents, who were dubbed ‘The Rockers’, showed their support by rocking in their chairs and waving to individuals who drove up to make monetary donations.
- Silent Auction – Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm in Lexington, KY, added a silent auction to their summer concert series. While concert-goers listened to the soothing sounds of Magnolia Vale, they had the opportunity to bid on several gift baskets and other items that had been donated.
- Coffee For Alzheimer’s – Lake Howard Heights in Winter Haven, FL, partnered with Haven Coffee Roasters to raise money for Alzheimer’s. A portion of the proceeds from drinks sold were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Madison Heights Evans in Evans, GA, participated in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. They created a team and raised funds that benefitted the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Memory Care Support Groups – Many Atlas communities like The Goldton at Southaven in Southaven, MS, offer support groups for family members and/or caregivers of seniors living with a dementia diagnosis. They know how stressful it can be, but they are equipped to help.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. It usually affects seniors ages 65 and older, but it also has an early-onset form. Alzheimer’s is just one type of dementia. Dementia generally refers to memory loss that is severe enough to interfere with daily life.
It can be recognized by:
- Difficulty learning new things
- Forgetfulness that interferes with daily living
- Confusion and disorientation about time and locations
- Agitation, anxiety, and behavior changes
If you or a loved one are experiencing memory loss that is interfering with daily life, contact your doctor immediately for a thorough evaluation.
What is memory care?
A dementia diagnosis can be stressful and even scary, but you are not alone. Many Atlas Senior Living communities feature memory care programming. These programs are designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. They are staffed by specially-trained associates who know how to meet the unique needs of those living with cognitive challenges. The environment is calming while still providing security and structure to keep residents active and living a purposeful life.
How can I support seniors living with dementia?
Getting involved is easier than you think! The Alzheimer’s Association offers several ways to help out from donating to organizing or participating in an event. You can also brighten a senior’s day by volunteering directly at your local Atlas community.