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FORGET THE JONESES, This is All About Keeping up With the Walkers as the Los Angeles Jewish Home Sends Out an Invite to Everyone Named 'Walker' in the United States
Date:10/16/2007

Unique Request Highlights December 2 Annual Wells Fargo Walk of Ages

Fundraiser

RESEDA, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Jewish Home is inviting everyone with the name of "Walker" in the United States to either join or give a dollar when it hosts its eighth annual "Wells Fargo Walk of Ages" on December 2 in Reseda. According to official census records there are 663,233 people in the country with that last name.

"We're always looking for more walkers," said Shelly Markham, event chair. "So we thought why not look for 'Walkers,' literally? We want to draw attention to the amazing programs and services for seniors featured at the Home and the need for everyone in the community to focus on this important part of the area's population."

One of the largest walks to take place annually in the San Fernando Valley with nearly 1,000 participants, the event raises money to support the work of the not-for-profit Home, which is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. This year, event sponsors hope to raise $400,000 through the Walk to benefit the residents of the Home.

The Walk will begin and end at the Jewish Home's Eisenberg Village Campus at 18855 Victory Boulevard in Reseda. Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by warm-ups, the opening ceremony and the walk itself at 8:30 a.m. Already nearly 50 local businesses have shown their support by becoming sponsors of the event. Title sponsor Wells Fargo which last year had more than participants in the event, will again be forming a Walk team. Individuals or teams may register for the event at http://www.walkofages.kintera.org or by calling 818-774-3100.

Founded in 1912, the world-renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost continuing senior living facilities in the United States and is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total the Home annually serves more than 2,000 seniors through an extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,500 senior women and men are supported through in-residence housing on two village campuses (spanning 16 acres), with services featuring independent-living "Neighborhood Home" accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 700 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs which include Skirball Hospice, home health care and community clinics. Healthcare professionals from around the world consult with the Jewish Home in an effort to improve eldercare in their home countries. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at http://www.jha.org or by calling 818-757-4407.


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