2013-01-10 06:54:46 - This fall season was all about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease as residents, family members, and employees of Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community gathered to support efforts to end Alzheimer’s disease in the 21st annual Austin Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The fundraising efforts resulted in a total donation by Querencia at Barton Creek of more than $19,055. The final donation from Querencia will include a gift from the Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) Charitable Foundation which plans to match a portion of the funds raised by residents and staff.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event that our residents and staff look forward to each year,” said Leslie Dominguez, director of sales and marketing at Querencia. “2012 proved to be another great year, as our residents and staff worked really hard during our various fundraising events. We are honored to be associated with such a worthy cause, and will continue our support of the Alzheimer’s Association until a cure
In the months leading up to the walk, Querencia hosted a series of events to raise funds and awareness for the cause. The community held a “2012 Querencia Pet Mascot” contest in which residents and staff made donations to vote on their favorite community pet.
To prepare for the walk, Querencia residents met every Saturday six weeks prior to the event to train. The “team in training” would gather to walk the 2 mile walking trail that surrounds the community.
Querencia’s sister communities, Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, and The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth also participated in their respective cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. With all four communities fundraising efforts and the match from the SQLC Charitable Foundation, SQLC will have raised more than $73,104 for the Alzheimer’s Association this year.
In 2008, SQLC founded the SQLC Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that operates to make grants to and support programs and services that advance the interests of seniors, from Alzheimer’s research to education.
Querencia at Barton Creek is a premier life care senior living resort located at Barton Creek Boulevard and Chalk Knoll Drive in Austin, Texas, less than a mile from Barton Creek Resort & Club. The 400,000 square-foot senior living resort features 167 independent living residences, including 10 villas, on 38 acres. Residences are available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 830 square feet to more than 2,200 square feet. The Plaza at Querencia features assisted living apartment homes in one- and two-bedroom designs, memory support suites, private nursing rooms for long-term care, and Medicare-certified private suites for short-term rehabilitation.
Querencia at Barton Creek is 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, Mirador in Corpus Christi, and The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth. For information, visit www.QuerenciaBartonCreek.com, or call (512) 610-9401.