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YOUR NEXT STEPS

3 Easy Ways to Give the Perfect Gift

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his is an exciting time at ABHM with all the re-development projects nearly complete. The communities have been transformed and today, provide the latest in senior living and lifestyle choices. However, we know there is still much to do, and with your support the growth will continue. If you or someone you know values the array of services we offer, such as memory care or assisted living, consider making a donation in his or her honor. Or make a tribute gift which is a great way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

2 Make a gift through your estate plan—Include a

gift in your will or living trust, stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate will pass to ABHM after your lifetime in honor of your loved one. 3 Make a gift that lives on forever—Honorary endowments can be made now or through your estate plan. Endowments are structured so that a small portion of your gift, rather than the whole amount, is used each year to fund a particular purpose.

How to Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift For more than 85 years, ABHM has provided housing and healthcare services and our ministry has continued to grow as we meet the ever changing needs of residents and families. We ask that you join us on this journey and consider one of the following three easy ways to give a tribute gift to ABHM: 1 Make a gift today—An outright gift of $25 to $100 can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax charitable deduction when you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, and the possible elimination of capital gains tax.

1

EVEN THE SMALLEST GIFTS MATTER Contact Tommy Tyler, director of sales,

RETURN the enclosed reply envelope to get your FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful

THE INNER CIRCLE ABHM FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER Over 85 Years of Service

Difference.

2

VISIT our new website at abhomes.myplannedgift.org to learn more about making a gift to ABHM.

A Legacy of Promise

3

I

f you have questions about ways to make a lasting impact at American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, our new website, abhomes.myplannedgift.org, can help. It’s your complete resource for estate and charitable planning online. Plan a gift based on your age, assets or amount you would like to give; download brochures and watch videos on popular types of gifts; and get your plans in motion with our Personal Estate Planning Kit.

Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM

CONTACT us if you have any questions about how you can

More Services Added to Meet Need

ensure our mission continues well into the future.

marketing and development, at (952) 253.1483

LOOK INSIDE to see how ABHM is meeting the needs of seniors today and tomorrow.

or ttyler@abhomes.org to learn how your gift can make a difference to the residents we serve in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

We are thankful for every gift to ABHM, no matter

As a not-for-profit

what size. Your generosity strengthens our mission,

organization, ABHM

while giving you the joy of making a powerful impact

has been providing

on the older adults we serve.

healthcare services to seniors and families for over 85 years. Our mission is to create

Act Now Discover 12 effective ways to make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and your community. Send for our FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful Difference by returning the enclosed reply envelope today!

Tommy Tyler Director of Sales, Marketing and Development 14850 Scenic Heights Rd., Suite 125 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 253.1483 ttyler@abhomes.org abhomes.myplannedgift.org

The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

healthy Christian communities that empower older adults. We provide choices for housing, services and technology that enrich body, mind and spirit.

S

eniors are living longer and more independently than ever before. However, with longer life comes an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Those who suffer from these diseases face a progressive decline in cognitive and physical capabilities, resulting in the gradual loss of independence and eventual need for intensive daily care. Research continues in an effort to uncover an accurate method with which to detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms begin. Many experts believe that the use of biomarkers—short for biological markers—offers one of the most promising paths to detection. A biomarker is something that can be measured to accurately and reliably indicate the presence of disease. Currently there are several potential biomarkers being studied for their ability to indicate early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At this point, however, a great deal of additional research needs to be done in order to validate the use of biomarkers Continued on Page 2

DID YOU

KNOW? 1 in 8 people age 65+ has Alzheimer’s disease.

50% of seniors 85+

have been diagnosed with some degree of memory impairment.


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New ABHM Memory Care Meets Growing Demand Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM More Services Added to Meet Need Continued from Page 1

as the key indicator, and the studies are likely to take years or more to fully complete. To meet the growing need, all seven ABHM communities have either built new memory care centers and programs or enhanced existing programs and services to support seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through the recently expanded memory care services, ABHM is making a clear difference in quality of life for seniors—and provides families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe and living to their greatest potential.

I

f you or a loved one lives with memory care issues, you understand how important it is to have access to quality memory care services. As part of our tradition of service to seniors, ABHM has developed comprehensive memory care programs to help those facing dementia and Alzheimer’s live to their greatest potential. In the following article you will learn how each ABHM community is meeting the ever-growing demand for memory care services.

A Snapshot of ABHM Elm Crest’s Sondergard Memory Care offers 16 private resident rooms with a long tradition of service to residents and families. Our memory care is one of the only secured memory care centers in the area and gives families peace of mind that their loved one is safe and comfortable. The Community at Franklin Park converted the top floor of their community into a comprehensive memory care center. The new memory care center offers residents and families 21 private and semi-private resident rooms from which to choose. This newly redeveloped area of the community often provides services to a low-income population and those using Medicaid, and ensures they have access to and receive quality healthcare. Mountain Vista, similar to other ABHM communities, recently unveiled a new building dedicated to assisted-living memory care, with 22 private memory care suites and an expanded program of support services. The new assisted-living memory care center enables residents to age in place and stay in a familiar setting even as their healthcare needs change.

Elm Crest: Harlan, Iowa

The Community at Franklin Park: Denver, Colorado

Mountain Vista: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Maple Crest residents and the people of the Benson neighborhood of Omaha have come to depend on us for more than 65 years. Today the community provides long-term care, short-term rehab and an expanded memory care center. The 38 residents of the memory care center—many of whom rely on Medicaid as their primary insurance—enjoy an area of the community that has been redeveloped and designed to meet their specific needs. Tudor Oaks residents have access to the comprehensive line of senior living and healthcare services including 22 private resident rooms dedicated to memory care. Residents and families of memory care also have easy access to a secure outside patio that makes it possible for residents to enjoy the Wisconsin seasons. Trail Ridge campus has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment and now offers residents and families the comfort of their own memory care building. The new memory care center provides 22 private rooms along with generous common areas and new dining all designed to create a safe and comfortable living environment. Thorne Crest senior living community is set in a beautiful neighborhood and now offers residents access to a brand new memory care center. This small and intimate area of the community provides nine residents with a comfortable environment where they can easily become familiar with staff, neighbors and their surroundings.

With support from donors like you we will continue to enhance the living spaces, both indoor and outdoor, that are vital to a fulfilling quality of life. Please visit the community websites for Maple Crest: Omaha, Nebraska

ABHM communities now make it more convenient for you to make a gift. We redesigned the donation pages on our website to give you more information about the fund or project that interests you and provide you with the opportunity to schedule a recurring donation that fits your schedule.

more information about the memory care program offered and how your donation can support the community and improve the lives of residents.

Tudor Oaks: Muskego, Wisconsin

EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Trail Ridge: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Supporting ABHM Communities Just Got Easier

Every gift makes a difference at ABHM! Please consider making your gift of $25 to $100 or more to

DID YOU KNOW? Donors Are More Comfortable Giving Online

$260,000

Several years ago some claimed people wouldn’t give big gifts online, but that point of view is shifting as giving habits change and the digital world continues to grow. In 2011 the largest gift was $260,000 and over 87% of nonprofits had at least one gift of $1,000 or more. People are comfortable giving online. Simple as that.

$373.25 4.1% Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015. This reflects a 4.1% increase from 2014.

13.5% 4.9%

Kleinpaste Nursing Scholarship

Just visit your community’s home page and click on the "Donate Now" button to learn more and make your contribution.

In 2013, online giving grew by 13.5%, while overall charitable giving grew by 4.9%.

support our communities. Contact Tommy Tyler by

7

email at ttyler@abhomes.org to learn more or return the enclosed reply envelope to Thorne Crest: Albert Lea, Minnesota

make your gift today.

Campus Development Fund

Memorial Donations

Mission Legacy Fund


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New ABHM Memory Care Meets Growing Demand Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM More Services Added to Meet Need Continued from Page 1

as the key indicator, and the studies are likely to take years or more to fully complete. To meet the growing need, all seven ABHM communities have either built new memory care centers and programs or enhanced existing programs and services to support seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through the recently expanded memory care services, ABHM is making a clear difference in quality of life for seniors—and provides families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe and living to their greatest potential.

I

f you or a loved one lives with memory care issues, you understand how important it is to have access to quality memory care services. As part of our tradition of service to seniors, ABHM has developed comprehensive memory care programs to help those facing dementia and Alzheimer’s live to their greatest potential. In the following article you will learn how each ABHM community is meeting the ever-growing demand for memory care services.

A Snapshot of ABHM Elm Crest’s Sondergard Memory Care offers 16 private resident rooms with a long tradition of service to residents and families. Our memory care is one of the only secured memory care centers in the area and gives families peace of mind that their loved one is safe and comfortable. The Community at Franklin Park converted the top floor of their community into a comprehensive memory care center. The new memory care center offers residents and families 21 private and semi-private resident rooms from which to choose. This newly redeveloped area of the community often provides services to a low-income population and those using Medicaid, and ensures they have access to and receive quality healthcare. Mountain Vista, similar to other ABHM communities, recently unveiled a new building dedicated to assisted-living memory care, with 22 private memory care suites and an expanded program of support services. The new assisted-living memory care center enables residents to age in place and stay in a familiar setting even as their healthcare needs change.

Elm Crest: Harlan, Iowa

The Community at Franklin Park: Denver, Colorado

Mountain Vista: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Maple Crest residents and the people of the Benson neighborhood of Omaha have come to depend on us for more than 65 years. Today the community provides long-term care, short-term rehab and an expanded memory care center. The 38 residents of the memory care center—many of whom rely on Medicaid as their primary insurance—enjoy an area of the community that has been redeveloped and designed to meet their specific needs. Tudor Oaks residents have access to the comprehensive line of senior living and healthcare services including 22 private resident rooms dedicated to memory care. Residents and families of memory care also have easy access to a secure outside patio that makes it possible for residents to enjoy the Wisconsin seasons. Trail Ridge campus has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment and now offers residents and families the comfort of their own memory care building. The new memory care center provides 22 private rooms along with generous common areas and new dining all designed to create a safe and comfortable living environment. Thorne Crest senior living community is set in a beautiful neighborhood and now offers residents access to a brand new memory care center. This small and intimate area of the community provides nine residents with a comfortable environment where they can easily become familiar with staff, neighbors and their surroundings.

With support from donors like you we will continue to enhance the living spaces, both indoor and outdoor, that are vital to a fulfilling quality of life. Please visit the community websites for Maple Crest: Omaha, Nebraska

ABHM communities now make it more convenient for you to make a gift. We redesigned the donation pages on our website to give you more information about the fund or project that interests you and provide you with the opportunity to schedule a recurring donation that fits your schedule.

more information about the memory care program offered and how your donation can support the community and improve the lives of residents.

Tudor Oaks: Muskego, Wisconsin

EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Trail Ridge: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Supporting ABHM Communities Just Got Easier

Every gift makes a difference at ABHM! Please consider making your gift of $25 to $100 or more to

DID YOU KNOW? Donors Are More Comfortable Giving Online

$260,000

Several years ago some claimed people wouldn’t give big gifts online, but that point of view is shifting as giving habits change and the digital world continues to grow. In 2011 the largest gift was $260,000 and over 87% of nonprofits had at least one gift of $1,000 or more. People are comfortable giving online. Simple as that.

$373.25 4.1% Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015. This reflects a 4.1% increase from 2014.

13.5% 4.9%

Kleinpaste Nursing Scholarship

Just visit your community’s home page and click on the "Donate Now" button to learn more and make your contribution.

In 2013, online giving grew by 13.5%, while overall charitable giving grew by 4.9%.

support our communities. Contact Tommy Tyler by

7

email at ttyler@abhomes.org to learn more or return the enclosed reply envelope to Thorne Crest: Albert Lea, Minnesota

make your gift today.

Campus Development Fund

Memorial Donations

Mission Legacy Fund


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PAGE 3

PAGE 4

New ABHM Memory Care Meets Growing Demand Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM More Services Added to Meet Need Continued from Page 1

as the key indicator, and the studies are likely to take years or more to fully complete. To meet the growing need, all seven ABHM communities have either built new memory care centers and programs or enhanced existing programs and services to support seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through the recently expanded memory care services, ABHM is making a clear difference in quality of life for seniors—and provides families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe and living to their greatest potential.

I

f you or a loved one lives with memory care issues, you understand how important it is to have access to quality memory care services. As part of our tradition of service to seniors, ABHM has developed comprehensive memory care programs to help those facing dementia and Alzheimer’s live to their greatest potential. In the following article you will learn how each ABHM community is meeting the ever-growing demand for memory care services.

A Snapshot of ABHM Elm Crest’s Sondergard Memory Care offers 16 private resident rooms with a long tradition of service to residents and families. Our memory care is one of the only secured memory care centers in the area and gives families peace of mind that their loved one is safe and comfortable. The Community at Franklin Park converted the top floor of their community into a comprehensive memory care center. The new memory care center offers residents and families 21 private and semi-private resident rooms from which to choose. This newly redeveloped area of the community often provides services to a low-income population and those using Medicaid, and ensures they have access to and receive quality healthcare. Mountain Vista, similar to other ABHM communities, recently unveiled a new building dedicated to assisted-living memory care, with 22 private memory care suites and an expanded program of support services. The new assisted-living memory care center enables residents to age in place and stay in a familiar setting even as their healthcare needs change.

Elm Crest: Harlan, Iowa

The Community at Franklin Park: Denver, Colorado

Mountain Vista: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Maple Crest residents and the people of the Benson neighborhood of Omaha have come to depend on us for more than 65 years. Today the community provides long-term care, short-term rehab and an expanded memory care center. The 38 residents of the memory care center—many of whom rely on Medicaid as their primary insurance—enjoy an area of the community that has been redeveloped and designed to meet their specific needs. Tudor Oaks residents have access to the comprehensive line of senior living and healthcare services including 22 private resident rooms dedicated to memory care. Residents and families of memory care also have easy access to a secure outside patio that makes it possible for residents to enjoy the Wisconsin seasons. Trail Ridge campus has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment and now offers residents and families the comfort of their own memory care building. The new memory care center provides 22 private rooms along with generous common areas and new dining all designed to create a safe and comfortable living environment. Thorne Crest senior living community is set in a beautiful neighborhood and now offers residents access to a brand new memory care center. This small and intimate area of the community provides nine residents with a comfortable environment where they can easily become familiar with staff, neighbors and their surroundings.

With support from donors like you we will continue to enhance the living spaces, both indoor and outdoor, that are vital to a fulfilling quality of life. Please visit the community websites for Maple Crest: Omaha, Nebraska

ABHM communities now make it more convenient for you to make a gift. We redesigned the donation pages on our website to give you more information about the fund or project that interests you and provide you with the opportunity to schedule a recurring donation that fits your schedule.

more information about the memory care program offered and how your donation can support the community and improve the lives of residents.

Tudor Oaks: Muskego, Wisconsin

EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Trail Ridge: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Supporting ABHM Communities Just Got Easier

Every gift makes a difference at ABHM! Please consider making your gift of $25 to $100 or more to

DID YOU KNOW? Donors Are More Comfortable Giving Online

$260,000

Several years ago some claimed people wouldn’t give big gifts online, but that point of view is shifting as giving habits change and the digital world continues to grow. In 2011 the largest gift was $260,000 and over 87% of nonprofits had at least one gift of $1,000 or more. People are comfortable giving online. Simple as that.

$373.25 4.1% Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015. This reflects a 4.1% increase from 2014.

13.5% 4.9%

Kleinpaste Nursing Scholarship

Just visit your community’s home page and click on the "Donate Now" button to learn more and make your contribution.

In 2013, online giving grew by 13.5%, while overall charitable giving grew by 4.9%.

support our communities. Contact Tommy Tyler by

7

email at ttyler@abhomes.org to learn more or return the enclosed reply envelope to Thorne Crest: Albert Lea, Minnesota

make your gift today.

Campus Development Fund

Memorial Donations

Mission Legacy Fund


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YOUR NEXT STEPS

3 Easy Ways to Give the Perfect Gift

T

his is an exciting time at ABHM with all the re-development projects nearly complete. The communities have been transformed and today, provide the latest in senior living and lifestyle choices. However, we know there is still much to do, and with your support the growth will continue. If you or someone you know values the array of services we offer, such as memory care or assisted living, consider making a donation in his or her honor. Or make a tribute gift which is a great way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

2 Make a gift through your estate plan—Include a

gift in your will or living trust, stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate will pass to ABHM after your lifetime in honor of your loved one. 3 Make a gift that lives on forever—Honorary endowments can be made now or through your estate plan. Endowments are structured so that a small portion of your gift, rather than the whole amount, is used each year to fund a particular purpose.

How to Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift For more than 85 years, ABHM has provided housing and healthcare services and our ministry has continued to grow as we meet the ever changing needs of residents and families. We ask that you join us on this journey and consider one of the following three easy ways to give a tribute gift to ABHM: 1 Make a gift today—An outright gift of $25 to $100 can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax charitable deduction when you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, and the possible elimination of capital gains tax.

1

EVEN THE SMALLEST GIFTS MATTER Contact Tommy Tyler, director of sales,

RETURN the enclosed reply envelope to get your FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful

THE INNER CIRCLE ABHM FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER Over 85 Years of Service

Difference.

2

VISIT our new website at abhomes.myplannedgift.org to learn more about making a gift to ABHM.

A Legacy of Promise

3

I

f you have questions about ways to make a lasting impact at American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, our new website, abhomes.myplannedgift.org, can help. It’s your complete resource for estate and charitable planning online. Plan a gift based on your age, assets or amount you would like to give; download brochures and watch videos on popular types of gifts; and get your plans in motion with our Personal Estate Planning Kit.

Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM

CONTACT us if you have any questions about how you can

More Services Added to Meet Need

ensure our mission continues well into the future.

marketing and development, at (952) 253.1483

LOOK INSIDE to see how ABHM is meeting the needs of seniors today and tomorrow.

or ttyler@abhomes.org to learn how your gift can make a difference to the residents we serve in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

We are thankful for every gift to ABHM, no matter

As a not-for-profit

what size. Your generosity strengthens our mission,

organization, ABHM

while giving you the joy of making a powerful impact

has been providing

on the older adults we serve.

healthcare services to seniors and families for over 85 years. Our mission is to create

Act Now Discover 12 effective ways to make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and your community. Send for our FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful Difference by returning the enclosed reply envelope today!

Tommy Tyler Director of Sales, Marketing and Development 14850 Scenic Heights Rd., Suite 125 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 253.1483 ttyler@abhomes.org abhomes.myplannedgift.org

The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

healthy Christian communities that empower older adults. We provide choices for housing, services and technology that enrich body, mind and spirit.

S

eniors are living longer and more independently than ever before. However, with longer life comes an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Those who suffer from these diseases face a progressive decline in cognitive and physical capabilities, resulting in the gradual loss of independence and eventual need for intensive daily care. Research continues in an effort to uncover an accurate method with which to detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms begin. Many experts believe that the use of biomarkers—short for biological markers—offers one of the most promising paths to detection. A biomarker is something that can be measured to accurately and reliably indicate the presence of disease. Currently there are several potential biomarkers being studied for their ability to indicate early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At this point, however, a great deal of additional research needs to be done in order to validate the use of biomarkers Continued on Page 2

DID YOU

KNOW? 1 in 8 people age 65+ has Alzheimer’s disease.

50% of seniors 85+

have been diagnosed with some degree of memory impairment.


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FALL 2016

PAGE 6

YOUR NEXT STEPS

3 Easy Ways to Give the Perfect Gift

T

his is an exciting time at ABHM with all the re-development projects nearly complete. The communities have been transformed and today, provide the latest in senior living and lifestyle choices. However, we know there is still much to do, and with your support the growth will continue. If you or someone you know values the array of services we offer, such as memory care or assisted living, consider making a donation in his or her honor. Or make a tribute gift which is a great way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

2 Make a gift through your estate plan—Include a

gift in your will or living trust, stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate will pass to ABHM after your lifetime in honor of your loved one. 3 Make a gift that lives on forever—Honorary endowments can be made now or through your estate plan. Endowments are structured so that a small portion of your gift, rather than the whole amount, is used each year to fund a particular purpose.

How to Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift For more than 85 years, ABHM has provided housing and healthcare services and our ministry has continued to grow as we meet the ever changing needs of residents and families. We ask that you join us on this journey and consider one of the following three easy ways to give a tribute gift to ABHM: 1 Make a gift today—An outright gift of $25 to $100 can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax charitable deduction when you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, and the possible elimination of capital gains tax.

1

EVEN THE SMALLEST GIFTS MATTER Contact Tommy Tyler, director of sales,

RETURN the enclosed reply envelope to get your FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful

THE INNER CIRCLE ABHM FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER Over 85 Years of Service

Difference.

2

VISIT our new website at abhomes.myplannedgift.org to learn more about making a gift to ABHM.

A Legacy of Promise

3

I

f you have questions about ways to make a lasting impact at American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, our new website, abhomes.myplannedgift.org, can help. It’s your complete resource for estate and charitable planning online. Plan a gift based on your age, assets or amount you would like to give; download brochures and watch videos on popular types of gifts; and get your plans in motion with our Personal Estate Planning Kit.

Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM

CONTACT us if you have any questions about how you can

More Services Added to Meet Need

ensure our mission continues well into the future.

marketing and development, at (952) 253.1483

LOOK INSIDE to see how ABHM is meeting the needs of seniors today and tomorrow.

or ttyler@abhomes.org to learn how your gift can make a difference to the residents we serve in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

We are thankful for every gift to ABHM, no matter

As a not-for-profit

what size. Your generosity strengthens our mission,

organization, ABHM

while giving you the joy of making a powerful impact

has been providing

on the older adults we serve.

healthcare services to seniors and families for over 85 years. Our mission is to create

Act Now Discover 12 effective ways to make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and your community. Send for our FREE guide 12 Ways to Make a Meaningful Difference by returning the enclosed reply envelope today!

Tommy Tyler Director of Sales, Marketing and Development 14850 Scenic Heights Rd., Suite 125 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 253.1483 ttyler@abhomes.org abhomes.myplannedgift.org

The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

healthy Christian communities that empower older adults. We provide choices for housing, services and technology that enrich body, mind and spirit.

S

eniors are living longer and more independently than ever before. However, with longer life comes an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Those who suffer from these diseases face a progressive decline in cognitive and physical capabilities, resulting in the gradual loss of independence and eventual need for intensive daily care. Research continues in an effort to uncover an accurate method with which to detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms begin. Many experts believe that the use of biomarkers—short for biological markers—offers one of the most promising paths to detection. A biomarker is something that can be measured to accurately and reliably indicate the presence of disease. Currently there are several potential biomarkers being studied for their ability to indicate early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At this point, however, a great deal of additional research needs to be done in order to validate the use of biomarkers Continued on Page 2

DID YOU

KNOW? 1 in 8 people age 65+ has Alzheimer’s disease.

50% of seniors 85+

have been diagnosed with some degree of memory impairment.

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