Purple Weekend Featured in The Baltimore Sun

Keswick is honored to be sponsoring Purple Sunday with the Alzheimer’s Association to bring awareness about Alzheimer’s to the faith communities in Baltimore. The Purple Sunday Kick off was held in the Keswick auditorium this past Wednesday. Our work was featured in the recent article “Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s through the stories of families” by Andrea K. McDaniels for the Baltimore Sun.

Our CEO, Carmel Roques, is interviewed in the article about the importance of story telling in spreading awareness: “Carmel Roques, CEO of Keswick, a company that provides health care services to chronically ill older adults, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, said documentaries are a good way to bring attention to issues.

Families of Alzheimer’s patients often find themselves thrust into a role for which they aren’t prepared. As a loved one’s memories fade, caregivers often have to step into more and more aspects of the Alzheimer’s victims’ lives. Spouses go from being partners to having one person be the sole decision-maker in the relationship.

‘It is not like when someone you love dies and then you grieve and have to adjust,’ Roques said. ‘They keep changing and you have to adjust and it happens again and again.'”

To read more, click this link:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-alzheimers-documentary-20170122-story.html

Keswick Quarterly – Issue #2

This issue focuses on Keswick’s volunteer program. Volunteers have always played and important role in Keswick’s history. Find out how our volunteers continue to bring their own unique set of skills and talents to further enrich the lives of our residents and participants.

Download the newsletter here: Keswick Quarterly #2

Maria Johnson Darby inducted into Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Circle of Excellence

BALTIMORE, April 25, 2017 — Maria Johnson Darby, Director of Development & External Relations at Keswick, was recently inducted into The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence.

Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Winners are selected by past Top 100 Women and business leaders. Three-time winners such as Darby are inducted into the Circle of Excellence.

Darby has more than 25 years of experience as a nonprofit professional. She also serves her community through her volunteer efforts and board work with organizations such as the Govans Business Association, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and the Junior League of Baltimore.

“We are so proud of Maria for her induction into the Circle of Excellence,” said Carmel Roques, Keswick President & CEO. “Maria is extremely dedicated and works tirelessly in the community to help others. Here at Keswick, she serves as a mentor and role model to many of the staff. This prestigious honor is very well deserved.”

About Keswick

With over 130 years of expertise, Keswick has become the area’s premier provider of services for older adults. Committed to enhancing the quality of life for the guests, residents and community it serves, Keswick provides a variety of award winning services that enhance their lives and get them back to doing what they love. Keswick offers Rehabilitation Services, Community Health Services, Adult Day Services, and Long-Term Care. For more information, visit www.ChooseKeswick.org.

Kick Off Breakfast for Alzheimer’s Awareness Purple Weekend

May 17th
8:00 am
at Keswick
Register Here

Keswick is proud to serve as the lead sponsor for the 7th Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Purple Weekend. Join us to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection and the valuable services of the Alzheimer’s Association. On one June day of your choice, we ask that you encourage your congregation to wear purple and share educational materials to educate the community about this devastating disease.

KESWICK IS PROUD TO SUPPORT PURPLE WEEKEND – Click Here

Keswick is proud to serve as the lead sponsor for the 7th Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Purple Weekend. Join us to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection and the valuable services of the Alzheimer’s Association. On one June day of your choice, we ask that you encourage your congregation to wear purple and share educational materials to educate the community about this devastating disease.

Purple Weekend’s Kick Off Breakfast
May 17th at 8:00 am
at Keswick, 700 West 40th Street, Baltimore MD 2121
Register Here

Questions: Contact Pamela Hugi at 410-662-4243 or hugip@keswick-multicare.org

All faith-based organizations are encouraged to participate in Purple Weekend. At this informational event receive materials and support to spread awareness in your congregation and educate the community about Alzheimer’s.