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Memory-Impaired Create Jewelry to Support Others with Alzheimer’s


AUSTIN, TX – August 5, 2015 – The tally is in; last week, residents of Silverado Memory Care Community in Austin helped raise more than $1,200 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Silverado hosted a Christmas in July fundraising event that included 12 vendors and over 80 pieces of jewelry created by people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, with all proceeds donated in support of Alzheimer’s research. This is the groups second event, bringing their total raised to more than $2,200. And with that success, their jewelry is now available at the classic, all-american Buda Drugstore, with all proceeds benefiting the cause. Purposeful social activity — such as the jewelry-making effort — has shown to help delay the onset of dementia and slow its progression. Purposeful activities and engagements is a part of Nexus at Silverado, an evidence-based program created for people with early-stage memory impairment. 

 “Many of the residents who participate openly talk about how donating their time has helped them to feel valued and restores self-worth,” says Darleen Motley, Silverado Director of Resident Engagement. “Enabling our residents to serve their community helps them contribute to the world in a meaningful way!”

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