Seniors organize a pastry marathon to support the Alzheimer Association


By Matteo Iadonisi

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) – With a mix of summer solstice and Father’s Day, the senior residents of The Landing of Collegeville have whipped up the perfect recipe for the celebration.

“At Landing of Collegeville, we love to cook,” said CEO Monica Paulino. “So we decided to do a bake-a-thon. “

In 24 hours, staff and residents made 36 delicious cakes.

“In fact, 13 people have worked with us, and that’s really what it takes to help someone living with Alzheimer’s disease have the best possible life,” said Paulino. “It takes your friends, it takes your family and it takes a team of professionals. “

The landing stage has a secure memory support area, which provides a smaller environment without excluding residents from group activities. Board games, piñata-bashing, and bowling are just a few of the tools that contribute to the creative pool of entertainment.

Each month, residents choose a cause to benefit from through their “Do Good, Have Fun” committee. With this weekend’s cooking marathon, members decided to donate funds to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“It is not an easy disease to live with or treat for someone who has it,” said Tim Miller, whose father has the disease. “The community here is wonderful. They really work together to make life the best it can be for residents. “

Miller joined both parents today for a Father’s Day barbecue in The Landing’s dining room. He is grateful that he has the freedom to invite them over to his home for dinner tonight with a special dessert.

Each cake was sold in a lively auction which contributed to a total of over $ 1,000 raised for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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