Davenport, IA - May 27, 2009 - The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter is pleased to announce a Quad-City Memory Walk® "Champion" ($10,000) sponsor for the first time in the walk's 20 year history. Although their facility on Elmore Place has only recently opened, the Senior Star Living® has been a long standing supporter of the Alzheimer's Association. This sponsorship displays a major commitment to the walk and to the health and well being of the Quad Cities.
"Senior Star is proud to sponsor the Quad-City Memory Walk® because we recognize the tremendous efforts of the Alzheimer's Association and the value of investing in the education and support of those who are dealing with, or who may deal with, this devastating disease, " said Robert Thomas, co-owner Senior Star Living "We work hard to support efforts that improve the lives of seniors and our relationship with the Alzheimer's Association will improve the lives of seniors not only in our facility but in the lives of the entire Quad-City community."
According to Carol Sipfle, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, "This sponsorship will have immeasurable benefits for both the Alzheimer's Association and Senior Star. These funds will enable the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, to provide critical support and education to caregivers in our 63-county chapter territory in Iowa and Illinois, as well as to the thousands of individuals now living with Alzheimer's in these areas. The work of the Alzheimer's Association continues to grow in need and importance. We appreciate the vision and support of all our sponsors who make our work possible, including Senior Star. "
Senior Star's Champion sponsorship follows on the heels of regional sponsors: Care Initiatives, Dex, Life Care Retirement Communities and Bickford Cottage. The traditional list of participating sponsors for the Quad City walks includes such names as Nash, Nash, Bean and Ford, Avonlea Cottage, Country House Residences, Modern Woodmen of America, Brown Traffic, the i wireless center, KWQC as well as Clear Channel radio.
The 20th annual Quad-City Memory Walk® will take place on Saturday, October 3, at the i wireless center. This year's walk will focus on twenty years of education, support and research.
To learn more about the Quad City walk or register for the event, log onto: http://memorywalk09.kintera.org/moline .
The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org
Senior Star at Elmore Place Features a memory care with six different floor plans andunits ranging in size from 224 square feet to 343 square feet. Each room has a private half bath, while multiple shower and spa retreats are located through the building. Senior Star at Elmore Place incorporates progressive and innovative approaches to memory care, including life skills stations, destination programming and Snoezelen rooms which promote soothing, sensory experiences. Senior Star at Elmore Place is owned by Senior Star Living, based in Tulsa, Okla. Senior Star Living is a private company founded in 1976 and entered the seniors housing business in 1989. Its portfolio currently includes nine retirement communities in six states. As a recognized leader in the seniors housing industry, the company provides independent, assisted living and memory care options. Additional information is available on the Web site, www.seniorstar.com