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STANARDSVILLE, VA — Renaissance Assisted Living of Greene County will host its premier Artisans for Alzheimer’s event on Saturday, Aug. 23, to benefit the Charlottesville Alzheimer’s Association’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” later this year.

The family-oriented event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open to the community, will include a variety of arts and crafts from local artists as well as special activities for children. Renaissance Assisted Living is located at 422 William Mills Drive, Stanardsville.

“Standardsville is a flourishing arts community, and hosting the Artisans for Alzheimer’s event here at Renaissance and The Harbor is a special way to bring our community together,” says Liesa Dodson, Marketing Director for Renaissance Assisted Living and The Harbor. “We love and provide quality care for residents every day who are suffering from this disease, and we are just as committed to helping end this disease.”

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A number of local artisans and community groups will set up tents on the grounds of the Renaissance’s 20-acre continuing care campus. Representatives will be on hand for well-known specialty lines such as Thirty-One gifts, Silpada and others.

Games and face painting will be provided by Gateway Church, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand with safety fingerprinting for children for interested parents. Refreshments for sale will be provided by Grace Episcopal Church.

For more information about the Artisans for Alzheimer’s event on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Renaissance Assisted Living of Greene County, call (434) 985-4481 or visit

Alzheimer’s Facts

- Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older.
- Today, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million are expected to have the disease.
- Of Americans aged 65 and older, one in nine has Alzheimer’s; one in three people aged 85 and older has the disease.
- Every 67 seconds, an American develops Alzheimer’s. By 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

About Renaissance Assisted Living and The Harbor

Located at the gateway to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Stanardsville, Va., Renaissance Assisted Living and The Harbor offer a full range of assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. Together, both facilities are committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. For more information on assisted living or Alzheimer’s care in the Charlottesville , VA area, visit

Renaissance Assisted Living and The Harbor at Renaissance are among a network of seven senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. For more information, visit