Cool temperatures, beautiful views, and small town feel make the High Country a “Top 10 Places to Retire” , according to Forbes Magazine. Many retirees enjoy spending time on the parkway, walking around the quaint towns, meanwhile having the support of a budding medical community. Everyone’s golden years should be enjoyed to the fullest! However, one of the largest health concerns among the elderly is Alzheimer’s, the most and vastly growing form dementia. This disease affected 5.7 million Americans, and although there is no cure, we are trying the best to give those in need, the support they deserve!
Vincent Properties recognizes the importance of Alzheimer’s awareness. As part of our Practicing Kindness and Courtesy initiative we are spending the month of June trying to raise monetary donations and collecting supplies needed by the local care clinics, Deerfield Ridge Dementia Clinic and The Ashe Council on Aging.
Supplies needed include:
Hygiene Products (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes/paste, deodorant, Etc)
Puzzle books and word searches
Cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes, sponges, spray disinfectant, paper towels)
The office of Vincent Properties in Blowing Rock is the designated drop off location for any donations and we will be delivering them to the clinics. We are located at 989 Main Street, Blowing Rock NC. Hours are 8:30-5:30 M-F and 9-5 Saturday. Drop off at any time! If you have a lack of means to reach our Blowing Rock office, we have several High Country volunteers to help pick up donations, please email our Marketing Director Shalamar, at Shalamar.Vincentproperties@gmail.com!
Deerfield Ridge is an assisted living center in Boone NC. It is designed to help patients of dementia and Alzheimer’s. They have a 24/7 staff there to help with patient needs, customized care system, emergency response system, Medication management, security cameras and provides meals and snacks daily. The facility is only minutes from town and the parkway. Another perk is that it is only two miles from Watauga medical center.
Ashe Council on Aging’s mission is to provide services, for elderly and disabled adults and help them live the best life they can. They also provide food delivering services, adult day health care, child care, assisted living, and in-home aide. They are there to help with the needs of all walks of life.
Both facilities are there to help you, friends and family with the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease in your life. They try to create a loving and warm environment while providing the best care. We hope to raise supplies to help both communities for the summer. Help us, help them! Remember, communities are made of those that practice kindness and courtesy.