Special to the Tribune
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville supported the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Asheville.
A team of staff and families from Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville met early on Saturday, September 21 to join forces in honor of family members and residents who reside in their facility.
Dianne Shepard, a nurse who works on the Life Engagement Memory Care Unit at Brian Center, championed the team and managed the donations. The facility pitched in support by providing t-shirts for all the team members who walked and holding a fundraiser lunch to donate all proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association.
In addition to short-term rehabilitation and long term care, Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation has a twenty-two bed memory care unit that provides skilled nursing care catered to people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The unit is complete with activities that are overseen by an experienced Recreational Therapist, and they occur almost every hour during the daytime, seven days a week. A beautiful courtyard allows daily outdoor recreation, and a team is allocated to this unit twenty-four hours a day. The facility staff and management was happy to have been able to have fun while supporting a great cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and we appreciate all the hard work, contribution, and involvement from our team members that made this endeavor a successful event!
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville welcomes any individual, group, or organization who would like to participate in provision of activities for its population or other residents in our home, please contact Marcus Stump at (828) 645-4297.