The Commons of Providence invites the community to the Blessing and Ribbon Cutting for the new Memory Care addition on Tuesday, June 19 at 4901 Providence Drive in Sandusky from 4:30 – 6 p.m. A blessing will take place at 5 p.m. by Deacon Jeff Claar from the Catholic Parishes of Sandusky, immediately followed at 5:15 p.m. with a Ribbon Cutting by the Sandusky Chamber of Commerce. Light refreshments and tours of the new wing will be available.
According to Staci Lehmkuhl, Executive Director, “There is a need in our community for families with loved ones who have dementia and Alzheimer’s. The facts are staggering. In Ohio alone, there will be an increase of 13.6% of Americans age 65 and older or 30,000 people with Alzheimer’s Dementia between the years 2018-2025. It was imperative that we took immediate action to add additional memory care suites for our families and their loved ones for their need now and in the future.”
The 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Study published by the Alzheimer’s Association recently released that one in ten people (10%) age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia. Plus, the percentage of people with Alzheimer’s dementia increases with age: 3% of people 65-74, 17% of people age 75-84, and 32% of people 85 and older have Alzheimer’s dementia.
“Our role is more than providing the very best in senior care. We educate the community on senior health needs. Monthly we hold educational seminars open to the public on a variety of senior care topics. Within the last several months, we have sponsored education sessions with top area Alzheimer’s speakers Lynn Ritter, Education Coordinator, for the Alzheimer’s Association – Northwest Ohio Chapter and Holly Price, President, Erie County Alzheimer’s Association for senior caregivers and the community,” explained Ms. Lehmkuhl.
“We hear from families all the time about the difference we make in a loved one’s life. George Steinemann shared with us regarding his mother, Elizabeth, that ‘The Commons has far exceeded our expectations. In spite of our mother’s memory problems, she is always happy and thrives in the warm, caring environment,’” said Ms. Lehmkuhl.
A leader in Catholic senior living services for more than 80 years, The Commons of Providence and Providence Care Center offer exceptional services and amenities, a dedicated staff as well as beautifully appointed residential and care facilities. Providence Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation and The Commons of Providence offers independent living villas and apartments, assisted living and memory care. To learn more go to homeishere.org or call 419.624.1171.