North Platte, NE: Linden Court’s Own Karen Powers Honored

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Admissions Coordinator Karen Powers was the recipient of the Helen Bell Award. The award is given to bring recognition to those who contribute in a significant way to the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Karen is only the fourth person to receive this award. It is named in honor of the founder of the Lincoln County chapter of the Alzheimer’s Support Group who started the walk here and ran it for 16 years. The Alzheimer’s Support Group nominated Karen who has spearheaded Linden Court’s Alzheimer’s fundraising for many years. “She was chosen because of her absolute passion and commitment to the Walk.” “She is a ball of fire when it comes to this cause, and those around her never fail to be encouraged and swept up in her commitment.” That is the quote from the chairperson of the Great Plains Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Under Karen’s encouragement Linden Court raised over $9000 this year and money is still coming in. We believe we will exceed $10,000. This included money from Linden Court’s Alzheimer’s kickoff yard sale, several employee functions and a bake sale. Linden Court had four raffles this year, items included a handcrafted wooden rocking horse, two purple and white large afghans and two processed half hogs.

Alzheimer’s is personal to Karen, (her mother succumbed to the disease several years ago) and she is eager to share her passion with all her teammates, families and Residents. Because of her “persuasiveness”, Linden Court has a tremendous success in this cause. Karen’s dream—shared by her Linden Court family is that one day there will be a cure for this horrible disease.

Way to go Karen! We are so proud of you!

Brenda Lavery, People Development Coordinator, Linden Court, North Platte NE

 

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