May 25 2022
White Horse Village Residents Go Purple with a Purpose for Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m.
White Horse Village will host its third annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. The community raised more than $40,000 at its first two Walks and was recognized as Rookie of the Year for 2020 and Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award for 2021.
Open to the public, the Walk is a community-wide weeklong 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.
White Horse Village welcomes a new special guest at this year’s Walk, Viton, a two-time world champion white horse owned by a local resident, Mindy Tatz Chernoff of The Resonant Horse. Chernoff is an equine specialist, TEDx speaker, and author of “From Muck to Magnificence, How Cleaning Horse Stalls Can Lead to an Astonishing Life.”
Back by popular demand, DJ Malcolm Poindexter III, KYW Newsradio traffic reporter, will get toes tapping and hands clapping with a motivating Walk to End Alzheimer’s playlist. Losing his father to Alzheimer’s, as well as having a mother with advanced dementia, has created a personal connection for Poindexter III to the White Horse Village event. “This event means a lot to me. Hopefully, we will raise more funds for research and development to help combat this horrible disease,” comments Poindexter III.
Residents at White Horse Village are also able to participate in other less traditional ways, such as logging time in the swimming pool, working out on the elliptical machine, miles walked on the treadmill, as well as time working out on other exercise equipment in the active living community’s Wellness Center. “We have found ways to make sure everyone can participate, even if they can’t physically make the walk,” explained Wellness Manager Adam Klepfer. “There are very few residents who don’t know of someone who has been affected by this disease. The outpouring of support from our community is humbling and inspiring.”
“The passion and involvement of so many White Horse Village participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is really inspiring,” said Alaina Schukraft, Walk Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. “Community events like the White Horse Village Walk really fuel awareness of the Association and our support services while raising critical funds that help drive Alzheimer’s disease research and our mission forward. We would not be able to help and support those impacted by this disease without the dedication of partners and volunteers like these.”
White Horse Village offers a full range of senior living options and healthcare services, including Four Seasons Memory Care, a specialized facility that cares for individuals with cognitive changes. Residents benefit from structured programming available in the neighborhood environment. Life enrichment and nursing teams maximize independence and offer person-centered care in a therapeutic setting. White Horse Village utilizes “Pathways to Engagement,” a therapeutic program that uses a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to support and engage residents and their loved ones in meaningful and goal-directed activities.
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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.