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Commonwealth Senior Living Raises $135,000 at Golf Tournament for Commonwealth Cares

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–Commonwealth Senior Living (“CSL”) hosted its annual Commonwealth Cares Golf Classic on September 16 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. In its fourth 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 $135,000 for CSL employees, which is the largest amount to date.

“Since 2015, Commonwealth Cares has raised $631,000 and provided over $431,000 to 318 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.

Ranisha Johnson, an associate at Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock, and Denee Smith, an associate at Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House, shared their experiences about how Commonwealth Cares changed their lives. Johnson has Crohn’s Disease and was unable to work for several weeks. Commonwealth Cares provided her with he financial resources she needed while she recovered. Smith was among the first recipients of Commonwealth Cares. Before joining CSL, Smith was living in her car. Commonwealth Cares provided her with the means for a security deposit and first months’ rent for an apartment. She still lives there today and has flourished since.

Invesque, Essensa & Innovatix, and Guardian Pharmacy were signature sponsors of this year’s Commonwealth Cares Golf Classic. Respect Partners included: Yardi, USI Insurance, Procurement Partners, Mast Drug Co., Inc., ALSCO, Williams Mullen, and BrightView Landscape Services

“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,” added Richard Brewer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CSL.