St. Augustine's senior community gathers to raise money for Alzheimer's research and celebrate Silver Creek anniversary


More than 200 people gathered at Silver Creek senior living community Nov. 16 to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association in honor of the community's first anniversary.

Funds were raised through a silent auction featuring original artwork, donations from local health and wellness organizations and gifts from local businesses. The event raised more than $1,500 in total for the Association's Central and North Florida Chapter.

"We've had a remarkable year thanks to the extraordinary support of the community, local senior services, medical professionals and so many others," said Sharon Benjamin, executive director at Silver Creek. "We were eager to show our gratitude for the wonderful reception we've received by giving back to the community. Alzheimer's research is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts, so it was only natural to use the occasion of our first anniversary to raise money for our local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association."

The anniversary celebration also featured one of Silver Creek's most popular amenities: chef-prepared, restaurant-style recipes.

"Silver Creek is designed to not only support but to celebrate our residents with an interesting and engaging lifestyle," Benjamin said. "Sharing healthful food made from local ingredients with friends, family and neighbors is just one example."

Silver Creek senior living community opened November 2016 to provide assisted living, memory care and short-term respite care with a focus on holistic wellness, person-centered care and life fulfillment. Silver Creek residents enjoy a variety of amenities, including a multi-media center and movie theater, a creative arts studio, a library with computer center, a fitness center, walking paths and a game room.