Residents and staff came together in June to enjoy an afternoon Spring Fling Wine Tasting Fundraiser to support the Friendship Village of Dublin (FVD) Alzheimer’s Initiative.
Organized by the Alzheimer’s Initiative committee and FVD leadership, the event featured wine from five countries and snacks that paired with each variety. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised were donated to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association and the remainder went toward FVD’s Alzheimer’s programs — ensuring quality care for any resident affected by Alzheimer’s or a related condition.
“We had wine from California, Argentina, France, Italy and Australia. Plus, the leadership team acted as our servers — so they got to mingle with the residents while tasting some great wine,” explained Korinne Worth, director of home care services.
Not only did the leadership team act as servers, but they studied the wines beforehand so residents could learn more about the wines they tasted. Residents who paid attention fared well in a surprise trivia game at the end of the event.
“I helped organize the fundraiser because I really care about the cause — my husband was diagnosed with dementia,” said Joan Herr, a resident and president of the FVD Resident Association. “It’s a great cause and was a wonderful excuse to enjoy some wine with other people who live here!”
This isn’t the only fundraising initiative for the FVD community. Educational and fundraising events are planned throughout the year to involve residents and associates in this important cause.
“We feel really passionate about supporting individuals and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s and any other type of cognitive disease,” said Worth. “We always want to be able to provide the support, care and services needed to help them in any way we can.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Friendship Village of Dublin’s Alzheimer’s initiatives or memory care services, visit our contact page!