Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra celebrates one-year anniversary with 'Longest Day' reception


Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra – an assisted living facility that focuses solely on serving residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia - celebrated its one-year anniversary June 20 with a reception that benefited the Alzheimer’s Association.

The facility officially marked its first anniversary on June 8, but the decision was made to connect the anniversary celebration with “The Longest Day” campaign, an event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association held annually on the longest day of the year.

More than 100 people were in attendance, including families and professionals as well as a representative from the Central and North Florida branch of the Alzheimer’s Association. The reception included a wine and cheese party, silent auction and a musical performance by Priscilla Johnson, daughter of an Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra resident.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the silent auction were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and the amount raised exceeded expectations, according to Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra Executive Director John Schaum.

More than 50 silent auction items were donated by Ponte Vedra-area businesses.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community and for that we’re very grateful,” Schaum said. “I want to thank the community for reaching out and helping to donate to a great cause and hopefully ending Alzheimer’s.”