Jun 5 2023

White Horse Village Hosts 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on June 21st

The community received a regional fundraising award for 2022

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter presented White Horse Village with the 2022 Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award for raising $30,267. The nonprofit senior living community is set to continue fundraising efforts at its 2023 White Horse Village Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, June 21st.

White Horse Village has raised more than $70,000 in its first three years of fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association and also received awards Rookie of the Year for 2020 and Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award for 2021. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. 

Open to the public; the 2023 walk is a community-wide monthlong celebration wholeheartedly supported by residents and team members who have volunteered countless hours to organize activities, including decorating, costume, and exercise contests, in addition to many raffles. New this year, a Duck Derby will be held Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m., where residents and guests will sponsor ducks to race in the Wellness Center pool.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s co-chairs are residents Bonnie Scott and Duane Thurman and team members Susan Abtouche and Kelli Foley, who are supported by residents, team members, family members, and special guests who volunteer, walk, and/or donate to raise money for a cause near and dear to many.

The passion and involvement of so many White Horse Village participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is really inspiring,” comments Bonnie Scott.

“The burden of caregiving is emotionally exhausting and all-consuming,” reflects Kate Hermans, board member for Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. “Most of us have been or will be a caregiver.  It is a labor of love but also a role that requires Advocacy and support! By supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you will provide critical resources for the estimated 800,000 unpaid caregivers in the Delaware Valley region.”

This year’s walk theme is a beach party, and the fundraising goal is $23,000.

What: White Horse Village’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: Wednesday, June 21st

  • 9:30 a.m. Raffles and activities begin
  • 11 a.m. Walk starts

Where: White Horse Village, 535 Gradyville Rd, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

Walk: All are welcome! Click here to register for the walk or scan the QR code below.

Donate: Click here to donate.

2022 Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award presentation
Pictured at the 2022 Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award presentation are (left to right) Duane Thurman, resident; Kelli Foley, Mission Enhancement Coordinator; Bonnie Scott, resident; Kristina Fransel, Alzheimer’s Association, DE-NJ-PA Region Director and Delaware Valley Executive Director; and Susan Abtouche, Vice President of Mission Enhancement.