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Many Businesses are sponsoring Citrus County Walk Aware

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 8, 2018

As the October 20, 2018, date for Citrus Walk Aware gets closer, more businesses are signing up to sponsor this worthwhile event.

Life Care Center supports Citrus County Alzheimer’s Walk

Life Care Center of Citrus County, located at 3325 West Jerwayne Lane in Lecanto, has become a Pacesetter Sponsor of Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer with a contribution of $500 to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO).  The Walk will take place on the morning of October 20, 2018, at the Town Center in scenic Floral City.

Life Care Marketing Director Jonathan Noyes states, “Because Life Care of Citrus County provides many services, including memory care, to both inpatients and outpatients, we think it is important to support the AFO because it focuses on helping the caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Family Organization Board President Debbie Selsavage presents a certificate of appreciation to Life Care of Citrus County Executive Director Ashley Cummings, Special Services Assistant Candace Long, Director of Nursing Jacqueline Ferrara, and Cindy Martin, Admissions. Also instrumental in arranging the company’s sponsorship of Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s, but not pictured, was Marketing Director Jonathan Noyes.

Avante at Inverness becomes sponsor for Citrus County Alzheimer’s Walk

With a donation of $500 to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Avante at Inverness, located at 304 S. Citrus Avenue, has become a Pace Setter Sponsor for Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s, a fund-raising event that will take place in Floral City on October 20, 2018.

Avanté at Inverness is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that provides long-term care and is noted for its rehabilitation services based on personalized programs to help its clients achieve their highest level of independence.

Pictured during the presentation of a certificate of recognition are, left to right, Avante Admissions Coordinator Rose Kish, Alzheimer’s Foundation Board President Debbie Selsavage, Avante Marketing Director Michelle Goldstein, Avante Executive Director Donna Fontaine, Resident Daniel Jamieson; and Avante Activities Director Georgette Bass.

Florida Caregivers becomes a sponsor for Citrus County Alzheimer’s Walk

Florida Caregivers, Inc., a family owned nurse registry specializing in home health and caregiver services, has become a Pacesetter Sponsor for the Second Annual Citrus County Alzheimer’s Walk with a $500 donation to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.

Located at 7647 W. Gulf to Lake Highway in Crystal River, Florida Caregivers services include help with daily activities, medication assistance, nursing services, and transportation for errands and to doctors’ appointments.  Owner Katie Tyre states, “We understand the needs of families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and this is why we are pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.”


Photo Caption: Left to right, Alzheimer’s Family Organization Board President Debbie Selsavage presents a certificate of appreciation to Florida Caregivers owner Katy Tyre and Marketing Directory Shiann Henderson.

For more information about Florida Caregivers, Inc., go to www.flcaregivers.com.  For more information about the Citrus County Alzheimer’s Walk, including how to register on line, go to www.alzheimersfamily.org/events.

Mary Darling becomes Citrus Walk major sponsor in memory of Tige Massey

Mary Blair Darling, a former State Council Representative for Florida District 4, and a retired Certified Ombudsman, has become a Jogger Sponsor of Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s with a donation of $2,000 to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization by organizing a walking team in honor of Tige Massey, a friend who died of Alzheimer’s disease.   Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s will take place in Floral City on October 20, 2018.

In recognition of her extraordinary service to seniors as a State Certified Ombudsman, Darling has also become the namesake for a major award established by the AFO.  The Mary Blair Darling Award is a perpetual plaque that will be bestowed on the largest team at the walk each year.  In 2017, it was won by Home Instead Senior Care.

Mary Darling, left, receives a certificate of recognition from Alzheimer’s Family Organization Board President Debbie Selsavage for becoming a major sponsor of Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s.

Hen House and Diner to sponsor Key Training Center Team for Alzheimer’s Walk

The Hen House Cafe, located at 206 Tompkins Street in Inverness, and The Diner, located at 5490 South Florida Avenue between Inverness and Floral City, will sponsor a walking team for the Key Training Center at Citrus Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s that will take place in Floral City on October 20, 2018.

Kim Speckner, owner of both restaurants, explains, “Circumstances did not allow us to field a team from own staff this year, so we are very excited for the opportunity to sponsor a team of ten clients from the Key Training Center.  We’re calling it the Hen House/Diner Key Training Center Team for Alzheimer’s Awareness.”

The Hen House Café was the first business in Citrus County to conduct training for its staff to be certified Dementia Friendly in 2015.  When Speckner opened The Diner last year, she had its staff trained and the restaurant certified Dementia Friendly as well.

Individuals and teams that want to participate in the Walk can register on line at www.alzheimersfamily.org/events.  All proceeds from the Walk will be donated to the non-profit Alzheimer’s Family Organization, a regional non-profit that serves caregivers in eight west-central Florida counties including Citrus County.

For more information about the Walk, to become a sponsor, or to register on line, go to www.alzheimersfamily.org/events.

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