September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, and we’re walking this month for the cause.
The Kensington Redondo Beach is partnering with The Beach Cities Alzheimer’s Association to sponsor the event, “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” to raise funds and awareness to support further research into Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Sign up for the event today to walk alongside Team Kensington and The Beach Cities Alzheimer’s Association at Hermosa Beach on September 1st from 9 am – 12 pm PDT.
Funds gathered from this event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and help provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research against this disease.
The Beach Cities Alzheimer’s Association at Hermosa Beach
The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter helps create free educational programs and support and care consultations across the beach cities surrounding Los Angeles.
The Southland Chapter is a regional chapter of the greater Alzheimer’s Association, a leading voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer’s care and research.
The California Southland association regularly hosts Alzheimer’s events including “The Longest Day,” “A Night to Remember,” and the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
Our team at The Kensington Redondo Beach frequently partners with the Beach Cities Alzheimer’s Association to donate and volunteer at their events.
What is the goal of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s?
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event doesn’t just take place at Hermosa Beach, but across more than 600 communities nationwide.
It’s the world’s largest event for raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Did you know that more than 6 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease?
Healthcare costs for treating Alzheimer’s disease cost Americans around $321 billion in healthcare bills collectively.
Currently, there are more than 11 million Americans acting as caretakers to family members and loved ones with Alzheimer’s who are not being paid for their time and support.
The goal of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is to raise funds to invest in research for the treatment and prevention of the disease and ultimately—find a cure.
Funds raised by this event also help support the Alzheimer’s Association’s online message boards through ALZConnected and their free nationwide 24/7 helpline (800.272.3900) that offers more information and referrals to caretakers and their loved ones.
Remember, every dollar raised by this event goes back to those with Alzheimer’s in your community, including their caretakers and family members.
Sign up today to support this important cause.
The Kensington Redondo Beach devotes itself to supporting caregivers in all stages of their journey
At The Kensington Redondo Beach, we Promise to take care of your loved one as we would our own—and this extends to their caretakers.
We help our residents’ family members and caretakers, including spouses, daughters, sons, and grandchildren gain access to important educational Alzheimer’s resources and events.
We offer multiple resources to help caretakers deal with emotional burnout, offer better care, and prepare healthy meals for their loved ones. We also maintain an active blog page to educate readers on various health-related issues on aging.
Earlier this year, we hosted the HFC CareCon to empower Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. The event featured panel conversations and expert-led workshops to educate caretakers along their caregiving journeys.
We also have Kensington Konnect, which is a hub for caregivers featuring events, classes, podcasts, music, recipes, and wellness tips.
We encourage family members of residents to become part of the larger Kensington family and to stay involved with our ongoing series of Alzheimer’s and dementia events and classes.
How a care community benefits both loved ones and caregivers
If you’re a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other progressive diseases like Parkinson’s, then you likely worry about your loved one’s health often, especially if they still live in their home.
According to one study from the University of California San Francisco, around 68.5% of the participants with Alzheimer’s live at home, with 17.3% in a residential community and 14.2% in a nursing home.
While living at home may seem like a preferable option, studies show that seniors living at home are more susceptible to anxiety, poor mobility, and worsening health.
If you have begun noticing worsening signs of your loved one’s Alzheimer’s, there’s a strong chance they will benefit from moving into a memory care community.
In a memory care community, your loved one will have access to built-in services, such as on-site rehabilitation, doctors and nurses on-site, and access to personal assistants who can support them 24/7.
Research has proven that staying socially active slows down and prevents cognitive decline in aging adults.
Especially if your loved one is prone to sundowning, a state of confusion around sunset, they’ll greatly benefit from a memory care community with supervision and security.
Compared to living at home, seniors who move into assisted living communities and memory care communities live longer, healthier, and happier lives than those living alone.
The Kensington Redondo Beach is your partner in care
As an enhanced assisted living community, we offer a broader continuum of care than you’ll find at most senior living communities.
What this means is that even if your loved one’s healthcare needs change, we’re able to care for them in our community. This allows all of our residents to truly “age in place” in just one community without fear of being relocated.
For residents who require memory care support, we offer two memory neighborhoods, Connections, and Haven.
Connections is our memory care community for those in the early to mid stages of the disease, while Haven is for residents in the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Stop by or contact us today to learn more about The Kensington Redondo Beach and the high level of care your loved one deserves. The Kensington Redondo Beach is here for you from the moment your memory care journey begins.