HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA–On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Palm Island Senior Apartments in Fountain Valley will be hosting its 5th annual Chef-Off. The fundraising event will benefit Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) in Huntington Beach.
Four chefs from local senior living properties will prepare a selection of comfort food dishes adhering to the theme “your mom’s favorite summer time recipe.” Guests will be able to sample and vote for their favorite dish.
Last year’s Chef-Off competition attracted over 225 attendees to the event and netted over $7,000 for AFC. Westminster Terrace’s Chef Gabriel Reyes was crowned the winner for his Italian-inspired dishes: Shrimp with Penne Pasta, Caprese Salad Skewers, and a Peach Bellini beverage.
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person (Includes entry, lunch ticket with voting and 10 raffle tickets)
Hosted at Palm Island Senior Apartments:
11300 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
About Alzheimer’s Family Center
Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) is Orange County’s only adult day health care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for dementia patients. AFC has a 38-year history of improving the quality of life of families challenged by memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Patients benefit through customized programming tailored to the needs of each individual, from the earliest to the most advanced stages of dementia. Families find respite from the demands of caregiving, and the assurance that their loved one is receiving expert memory care, delivered with dignity and respect.
Recent studies show that AFC makes a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of its patients. Our patients experience over 50% fewer falls and a 33% reduction in emergency room visits within 12 months of enrollment in AFC’s programs. As a result, AFC family caregivers find the responsibilities of caregiving to be more manageable when their loved ones are home, away from the center. AFC also provides family caregivers with support and referrals to manage the medical, emotional, and financial challenges of caring for a memory-impaired loved one.