Victoria Scarpita has worked at Capitol Lakes for nearly three years and has served as the Memory Support Coordinator for the last year and a half. Every day Victoria and her colleagues work to make life better for the residents they serve who are living with dementia. For Victoria, her job is more than just a paycheck – it’s a calling. That’s why for the last two years in a row she took the lead on organizing a Capitol Lakes walk team in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Organizing the walk is a big undertaking, but for me it’s a way to say to my residents – ‘your memories matter.’ I walk for them and for all the people who love them.”
This year Victoria and her colleagues had an original goal to raise $5,000. The Capitol Lakes Foundation Board – impressed by Victoria’s initiative and dedicated to the cause – agreed to match the first $1,000 in gifts received. A Capitol Lakes resident also offered to match gifts. Altogether, Capitol Lakes’ Walk Team smashed their goal raising nearly $9,000 to provide care and support to those facing Alzheimer’s while funding research toward treatment, prevention, and a cure.
On October 2nd Victoria, her colleagues, and some Capitol Lakes residents met at Vel Phillips Memorial High School to finish their walk.
“When we met that morning I was filled with gratitude for the many people who supported our team,” remembers Scarpita. “I was especially grateful to the Capitol Lakes Foundation and the Capitol Lakes resident who matched gifts as well as the many donations we received from my colleagues and resident families. The generosity from so many made all of us feel supported as we walked and will do a tremendous amount of good for those we serve.”
Thanks to you for making the Capitol Lakes Foundation’s support of Victoria and her team possible. Together, we enhance the living experience for our residents as well as our larger community.