Queenstown Landing raised funds toward the Mid Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s event held on September 10, 2022 in Easton, Maryland. The team included, front row, Autumn Crispens; second row, from left, Tenisha McNair, Tracy Lord, Dionne Warrick, Community Relations Director Rebecca Kennedy, April Fraise, Cheyenne Horneyy, and Judy Grafton; Third row, from left, Administrative Services Director Jayme Wood, Kendall Buchholz, Executive Operations Officer Kelly Johnson, LifeStories Director Jillian Johnston and Dining Experience Director Steve Gordon.
Senior Living Community Team Participated in Historic Easton Event
QUEENSTOWN, Maryland – The Queenstown Landing senior living community walked for a great cause and was part of a milestone event on September 10.
The inaugural Mid Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held in Easton, Maryland, that day, bringing people from throughout the region together to raise funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. The Queenstown Landing team has raised $500, about half of the goal set to be attained by Nov. 30.
“This Walk was exciting and, in some ways, it was a historic development,” said Rebecca Kennedy, Community Relations Director at Queenstown Landing. “In past years, the nearest Walk to End Alzheimer’s events were held in Salisbury, which is over an hour from Easton, or in Annapolis, which is 45 minutes from Easton. To have a second walk on the Eastern Shore — focusing on the Mid Shore area — was very significant.”
“With Queenstown Landing being a relatively new senior living community in the region, it was very meaningful to us to represent our community, our area and IntegraCare in this inaugural Walk.”
The Queenstown Landing team was joined by another group from IntegraCare-operated Candle Light Cove, a senior living community in Easton.
“We were proud to be joined by our friends from our sister community, Candle Light Cove,” Kennedy said.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, according to the Association’s website. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.
Queenstown Landing was represented in the Mid Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s by Kennedy, LifeStories Director Jillian Johnston and her son Donovan Mayer.
“Our team appreciated the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural Mid Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” Johnson said. “We have raised funds throughout the year to complement this Walk. We are excited to help kick-start this local walk and we will be involved in growing it in future years.”
Queenstown Landing held fundraisers such as “Casual for a Cause,” in which team members pay $5 a week in order to wear casual clothes on Thursdays and Fridays.
The senior living community also sold Alzheimer’s Awareness Flowers. Families of residents make donations in honor of a loved one. The decorative paper flowers are displayed throughout the entryway in the community.