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Commonwealth Senior Living Raises $100,000 at Golf Tournament for Commonwealth Cares to Benefit Employees with Financial Hardship

Charlottesville, VA–Commonwealth Senior Living (CSL) hosted its annual Commonwealth Cares Golf Classic on September 17 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. In its third year, the annual golf tournament event benefits Commonwealth Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to helping CSL employees suffering from financial hardship during a time of need. This year, Commonwealth Senior Living raised more than $100,000 for CSL employees, which is the largest amount to date.

“Since 2015, Commonwealth Cares has raised $477,000 and provided over $380,000 to more than 240 CSL associates,” said Tommy Comer, chief human resource officer at Commonwealth Senior Living. “Many of us are financially unprepared for a crisis such as a health scare, fire, or worse. Commonwealth Cares provides needed financial support for all of the amazing CSL associates who work to improve the lives of seniors every day so that they can rest easy.”

Commonwealth Cares assists employees of Commonwealth Senior Living suffering from severe financial hardship resulting from a catastrophic event in their lives. Through the support of sponsors and CSL associates, Commonwealth Cares provides grants that never need to be repaid. These grants help to bring stability and comfort back to the lives of individuals who need it most. Providing seniors and their families with high-quality care, dignity, respect, and compassion is a noble purpose and Commonwealth Cares is here to deliver assistance if associates ever need it.

Ernesha Francis, an associate at Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg, shared with other team members at the event how Commonwealth Cares has assisted her. “I understand the importance helping to make a difference in the lives of those who serve seniors. Earlier this year, I was homeless for an extended period of time,” explained Francis. “When I became an employee of Commonwealth Senior Living in June 2018, my executive director helped me apply for Commonwealth Cares. I was accepted and was able to get back on my feet. Now, my newborn baby and I have a roof over our heads thanks to all the incredible individuals who support this wonderful organization.

“Today, I’m blessed to be able to contribute financially to Commonwealth Cares so that others—like me—can feel secure in knowing that Commonwealth Cares and Commonwealth Senior Living are there for them,” Francis added.

Essensa & Innovatix and Remedi Senior Care were signature sponsors of this year’s Commonwealth Cares Golf Classic.

Additional sponsors included BridgeTrust Title Group, Care Advantage, Compton Counts, Inc., DB3, Entercom Richmond, Fischer Group, Kramer + Marks, Love & Company, Masters Mechanical Corp., MSA, P.C., PC&A Business Environments, Senior Living Smart, T&N Printing, VCPI, ALSCO, BrightView Landscape Services, Brown and Brown Insurance, Guardian Pharmacy, CDW, Direct Supply, Draper Aden Associates, Fox Rehab, Ix Foundation, McGriff Insurance Services (BB&T Insurance), McGuire Woods LLP, OnShift, Procurement Partners, S&D Coffee, US Foods, McDonald Building Company, Morgan Lewis Bockius, Rich Products Corporation, Commonwealth Partnerships, O’Hagan Meyer, Triple “S” Termite & Pest Control Inc., Williams Mullen, USI Insurance, Q Master Billiards, State Cleaning Solutions, and The Virginian-Pilot.

“Commonwealth Cares is an extension of our Purpose as a company to make a difference in the lives of our residents, our families and each other every day,” said Richard Brewer, founder and CEO of Commonwealth Senior Living, which provides independent, assisted, and memory care living to seniors across Virginia.