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Edgehill Residents and Staff Take First-Place Trophy for Alzheimer’s Fundraising

STAMFORD, CT–Residents and associates of  Edgehill, a Benchmark Senior Living community in Stamford, Conn., teamed up to raise more than $27,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, helping Benchmark exceed its goal to raise $75,000 in its first year as an official National Team. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

“Last year, Edgehill was the No. 1 fundraising team in Connecticut, and we are proud to be the leading Benchmark team this year,” says Chris Barstein, Edgehill’s executive director. “Regardless of the results, we are extremely proud of our residents and associates for coming together to make an important difference toward this important cause.”

The motivated Edgehill team hosted two successful fundraisers this year, a Hope in Motion fashion show and a fun Family Carnival. Additionally, 13 residents and associates represented Team Edgehill in the 2018 Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September. More Benchmark team members are set to participate in the season’s final walk in Philadelphia in November.

“At Benchmark, we believe in the power of human connection to transform lives,” says Corporate Director of Customer Engagement Krystee Knapic, “and it’s because of this core belief that we wholeheartedly support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association — something we’ve proudly done for two decades.”

A Benchmark Senior Living community set on the spacious grounds of a former family retreat in Stamford, Edgehill is a Type A Lifecare, all-inclusive continuing care retirement community. Edgehill’s skilled nursing unit has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Edgehill was also ranked as one of the top 64 performing nursing homes in Connecticut for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report.