Brick, NJ –– The Haven at Shorrock Gardens Care Center, one of Ocean County’s leaders in assisted living services, announced that for the 13th year will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Walk, to be held September 29th, brings together entire communities in the fight against this devastating disease. More information on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s can be found at the Alzheimer’s Association® website: alz.org™.
United with the Alzheimer’s Association by common goals, The Haven at Shorrock Gardens has helped raise over fifty thousand dollars in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease through donations and various fundraising initiatives including bake sales, gift raffles, barbecues and carnivals.
Established in 1999, The Haven at Shorrock Gardens has become a preeminent assisted living care center and a source of world-class treatment, support, and education for Ocean County families and loved ones confronted by memory loss.
A disease as challenging as Alzheimer’s inspired the construction of The Haven’s all-on-one floor, state of the art residence with its patient-friendly floor plan built around Alzheimer’s residents’ special needs. A triangular open living space, with extra wide corridors, and no worries about steps or elevators, allows freedom of movement that leads residents back to a central area. Within this well-designed care center are apartment accommodations for 30 residents. The privacy of home aspect helps preserve residents’ cherished independence, and numerous built-in safeguards protect their security.
A dedication to excellence has helped The Haven staff, including the physicians, nurses and caregivers, who continue to receive specialized training in memory care techniques. Confident in the quality of care and compassion they’re receiving, residents can begin to believe in their futures, and are more apt to engage in specialized activity programs dedicated to memory care. Sing-a-longs, memory games, exercise, socials, bus trips and more help reduce stress and agitation, while increasing self-esteem and encouraging social interaction. Family dinners and barbecues, family focus meetings, and family outings with residents and their loved ones help build morale and keep the vital sense of family strong.
The Haven at Shorrock Gardens is not only committed to its residents and families, but continues to serve the surrounding communities through dedicated educational programs and support groups. The Alzheimer’s Academy, monitored by trained social workers, is an opportunity for Alzheimer’s families to get out of the house, share common stories and challenges, and gain real knowledge and helpful strategies from local experts and guest speakers. During the event, free care and supervised activities are offered for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. The Haven at Shorrock Gardens also offers free yearly memory screenings.