Dance benefit raises money for Alzheimer’s Association

On Sept. 11, the 4th annual Dance to Benefit Alzheimer’s raised more than $5,500 for the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Maefair and Northbridge Health Care Centers, Trumbull and Bridgeport, and Benchmark at Split Rock, Shelton, the dance was held at Split Rock’s beautiful retirement community. More than 150 guests attended the event, which featured music, appetizers, beverages, and raffle gifts donated by many area restaurants, hotels, shops and health care providers. A special drawing, provided by Tailwind Air, two round-trip tickets from Stratford to New York City on their new seaplane service, was available for attendees who pre-purchased tickets to the event.

The Signature Band donated their musical talent again this year and Bakes N’Cakes Café of Southbury donated fabulous fresh baked items for dessert! Lexi Kennedy, Special Events Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of CT, spoke briefly about Alzheimer’s and the upcoming “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”.

“Because everything was donated”, says Denise Loeb, Community Liaison of Maefair and Northbridge Health Care Centers, “every dollar that we collected will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund a cure for this horrible disease. The money raised will be donated towards the Alzheimer’s Walk, taking place on October 4th at Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk.”

Maefair Health Care Center provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care in spacious private or semi-private rooms. Our professional team of caregivers provides services that support every aspect of our residents’ need while enhancing their quality of life.

Northbridge Health Care Center, located in the Greater Bridgeport area, offers a wide variety of services such as short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care. Our team of health care professionals provides compassionate and resident-focused care that is designed as a bridge to improve health or recovery.

Maefair and Northbridge Health Care Centers are managed by Athena Health Care Systems.

Denise Loeb, Community Liaison – Northbridge & Maefair Health Care Centers; Erica Roman, Administrator-Northbridge; Doug Cormack, Executive Director, Benchmark at Split Rock; Marion Becker, Director Of Community Relations- Split Rock; Lexi Rodrigues, Special Events Director-Alzheimer’s Association – CT Chapter; Toni Gaites, Dining Room Manager-Split Rock; Russ Camolli, Executive Chef -Split Rock; Ashley Garnett, Assistant Chef-Split Rock.

Denise Loeb, Community Liaison – Northbridge & Maefair Health Care Centers; Erica Roman, Administrator-Northbridge; Doug Cormack, Executive Director, Benchmark at Split Rock; Marion Becker, Director Of Community Relations- Split Rock; Lexi Rodrigues, Special Events Director-Alzheimer’s Association – CT Chapter; Toni Gaites, Dining Room Manager-Split Rock; Russ Camolli, Executive Chef -Split Rock; Ashley Garnett, Assistant Chef-Split Rock.

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