Special Fundraiser Art Show on June 25th to be held at Madonna Gardens

In honor of June’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, Madonna Gardens is hosting a very special art show showcasing beautiful paintings and other works of art created by Madonna Garden's Assisted Living and Memory Care residents on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. During the event, the Alzheimer’s Association will be collecting donations in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer's and many of the art pieces will be available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Art Show will be held at Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care, 1335 Byron Street in Salinas, CA 93901 www.MadonnaGardens.com. Please RSVP in advance to 831-741-4638. Proof of vaccination and masks are also required. Attendees are also welcome to wear purple in support of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Cheryl Bruno, Lifestyle Director at Madonna Gardens, has taught art skills at STEM classes for 30 years and to Assisted Living and Memory Care residents since 2018--and she knows how important art is to many of the residents’ quality of life.  Cheryl explains, “I am so pleased that our residents, both in Assisted Living and Memory Care, truly enjoy the art activities offered. I love to see the close friendships develop among our residents. I also watch how art expression positively impacts those living with Alzheimer’s as well.”

At Cheryl’s art classes, she often teaches a particular skill, such as working with texture, or watercolor skies. She then uses the skills with the residents to create original works of art. Sometimes they get inspiration from other artists and sometimes it comes from the residents’ own imagination.

According to Philip Geiger, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association in Monterey, “We are so happy to collaborate with the talented artist residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care at Madonna Gardens. We appreciate the partnership and look forward to a wonderful event that benefits the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

About Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementias by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Currently, there are more than 650,000 people in California are (eliminate are) living with Alzheimer’s disease who are cared for by 1.6 million unpaid family and friends. In Monterey County, 7,500 are living with Alzheimer’s and this number is expected to grow to 116% to 16,202 by 2040. For more information go to https://www.alz.org/norcal.

About Madonna Gardens

Purchased in 2016 by Carefield Living, Madonna Gardens is an assisted living and memory care senior living community in Salinas, California. Just twenty miles from Monterey, in the heart of central California and near Downtown Salinas, residents enjoy outstanding views of the Pinnacle and Santa Lucia mountains. Residents experience the convenience and coziness of one-story living surrounded by beautiful outdoor spaces, water features and gardens of serenity. Madonna Gardens offers an engaging and varied lifestyle that empowers individuals to enjoy creative pursuits, refine skills, revisit old hobbies, and discover new passions in a family environment.

Madonna Gardens recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation that has reinvigorated the community. With state-of-the-art programs, interesting and exciting activities, caring staff and plenty of opportunities to engage with friends and family, Madonna Gardens aspires to be a center for the enjoyment of life.

Madonna Gardens' memory care program is designed to help residents with Alzheimer's, dementia and other forms of memory loss overcome many of the unique challenges they face in everyday life. Madonna Gardens Memory Care is uniquely suited to care for seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia in a specially designed and secured neighborhood.

Carefield Living has carefully designed each of their amenities and programs to encourage residents, friends, family and our staff to interact, enjoy each other’s company and be energized by the beauty and vitality of life. They aim to empower and motivate older adults to chart their own course for a vibrant, meaningful and satisfying future.

For more information, go to www.MadonnaGardens.com