To recognize the five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the 16 million caregivers who attend to their needs, Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse recently organized its own Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the senior living community. The event was a tremendous opportunity for the public, residents and family members to join together to raise awareness and money to help find a cure. After the walk, participants had a chance to enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment by “Oldies with Chris.” Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse is an assisted living community with some homes dedicated to memory care. This fundraising event highlights the journey the memory care residents and their families are going through. Tours of the senior living community were available for those who are interested, and all donations made during this event go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests had the opportunity to receive free giveaways and participate in a raffle. Those who couldn’t attend but would still like to donate to the team can do so by going to act.alz.org and choosing team MCE Sachse.
“While walks are held all over the nation, we wanted to make the fundraiser unique to our residents and the Sachse community. We believe this event was the perfect way to raise awareness and funds for those affected by this terrible disease.” said Sharon Flowers, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse. “We were excited to welcome the public and residents’ families out to our community during this enjoyable yet very meaningful event.”
Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse realizes the importance of being informed about Alzheimer’s, as it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. Given these statistics, the senior living community would like to be a resource for those who would like to learn more about this disease and the level of care needed for their loved ones.
“We encouraged everyone to participate in this nationwide effort by coming to our event or by donating online because every donation makes a difference,” said Flowers. “This event was open to people of all ages who want to come together and help us make a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Our team plans to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s annually.”
Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Frisco, Burleson and Keller.