Retirement community announces results of fundraising campaign for memory care

Nov 1, 2019

Following their Capital Campaign, Waterford Place Memory Care hosted an event to reveal the final results of the total amount raised. At their Praise the Lord Celebration and Open House, Waterford Place leaders, residents, staff, friends, and family gathered to hear the campaign raised a total of $500,000.

The Waterford Place Capital Campaign ran from June through August 1, with a goal of raising $500,000 to provide hope for people living with dementia, through cognitive learning therapy, building, and updating community housing and facilities. A generous donor also offered to match donations, dollar for dollar up to $100,000, through the end of the campaign.

“We are so grateful for all of the generous support we’ve received through this campaign,” Ben Leavell, Waterford Place Memory Care executive director, said. “It is truly a blessing to be a part of this amazing community that is providing quality services for older adults in a spirit of Christian love.”

Dementia impacts millions of lives, and it’s one of the most urgent health crises facing older adults. By 2025, over 6,000 adults in Kent and Ottawa Counties alone will need specialized care in a skilled nursing home or assisted living facility. Waterford Place Memory Care is working hard every day to provide hope for people living with dementia and their families. Creating a home with revolutionary care and treatment programs, such as SAIDO Learning and music therapy, proven to reduce and even reverse symptoms of dementia.

“God has blessed Sunset and Waterford Place Memory Care. Thanks to many faithful donors, we will continue to change what it means for thousands of individuals and family members living with dementia,” Steve Zuiderveen, Sunset President and CEO, said.

The generosity of our donors and the West Michigan community has allowed our organization to grow and improve our staff, facilities, and equipment—but we’re not finished yet. If you want to continue to support our community’s growth and delivery of care, visit our website to learn about various ways to donate: https://donate.sunsetcommunities.org/.