Employees and Members had the opportunity to purchase various items including furniture, artwork, jewelry, computers, televisions and electronics. The event rose close to $5,000.
“There are several positive elements that come out of the Community Garage Sale,” said Park Springs Member, Dr. Dalton McGlamry, who volunteered his time at the garage sale for the fourth straight year. “Everyone on campus gets involved one way or another and this is a great way to help raise money for the Employees Appreciation Fund.”
Last year the community donated nearly $203,000 to employees. Last week’s community garage was just one of many fundraisers that occur at the Atlanta continuing care retirement community (CCRC) throughout the year. Park Springs Members raise money through various community fundraisers as well as through monetary donations.
Due to a no tip clause on campus, the fund came into being in 2005 because Members felt the need to reward employees throughout the year. Monetary donations are only distributed to hourly employees and payments depend on the longevity of the employee’s tenure and salary. Last year, the average payout was $685.81. The maximum payout was $1,260. Members distribute the money each year shortly before Thanksgiving at an Employee Appreciation luncheon.
Fundraising activities are one of many ways Park Springs Members are able to stay active in retirement. From artist’s workshops to ballroom dance and trivia night, every Member of Park Springs is able to find his or her identity.
About Park Springs
The Southeast's premier CCRC, Park Springs enhances life for active seniors by providing independent residences alongside extensive amenities and on-site wellness and private health care facilities. The 398-home campus-style community is situated on 54 acres surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. A 64-suite health center provides assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia/Alzheimer's care. The campus style community boasts a 50,000 square foot Clubhouse serving meals in four themed dining rooms daily and a 12,000 square foot fitness center with an indoor swimming pool. The Seniors Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders named Park Springs a Platinum winner. Park Springs is developed by Isakson Living and managed by Life Care Services LLC (LCS), a leader in Atlanta senior living communities. LCS today serves more than 23,000 residents daily in over 80 communities nationwide. For more information on Park Springs, call 678-684-3300 or visit http://www.parkspringscommunities.com .
About Park Springs’ Health Services
Cobblestone, Park Spring’s heath care center, offers the highest quality medical, nursing and rehabilitative care in a residential environment. Our Resident Centered model provides Members flexibility in their daily activities embracing individuality while focusing on all aspects of wellness. Staffing ratios are approximately two times greater than the state average. A full time doctor trained as a geriatrician whose sole responsibility is the health of our Members is employed on site. A clinic staffed by our own full time Licensed Nurse Practitioner performs routine check ups, tests and lab work. Our doctor, clinic and skilled care are all Medicare certified. Home care services are provided by trained staff employed directly by our communities, licensed by the state, bonded and insured only after undergoing a strict screening process.
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Park Springs enhances life for active seniors by providing independent residences alongside extensive amenities and on-site wellness and private health care facilities.