Bonita Springs-based franchisor offers
powerful insight into dementia
Oasis Senior Advisors are working toward better care and education to help
those with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. As part of its recognition
of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Bonita Springs-based franchisor
invites the community to participate in an educational Virtual Dementia
Tour on Friday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Landmark Hospital in North
Naples. Call Landmark Hospital at 239-529-1800 to reserve a space.
“Alzheimer’s and dementia affect a growing number of people
across the country,” Oasis Senior Advisors CEO Tim Evankovich said.
“Part of our commitment to helping seniors and their families is
doing everything we can to support those suffering from these conditions.”
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that provides
critical insight into what it’s like to live with dementia and related
disorders, including Alzheimer’s. Tour participants wear gloves
that impair the use of their hands, headphones that affect their hearing,
and glasses that blur their vision. They’re asked to perform common
tasks that are much more difficult than they otherwise would be to simulate
side effects of memory loss disorders.
The idea is to foster a greater understanding of, and empathy for, seniors
with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“Landmark Hospital is honored to participate with Oasis Senior Advisors
in hosting the Virtual Dementia Tour,” said Susan Bailey, CEO of
Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida. “As Landmark utilizes an
interdisciplinary team approach to care, with a focus of regaining quality
of life, we are privileged to support fellow caregivers and healthcare
providers alike in understanding and advancing the treatment of this disease.”
Many Oasis Seniors Advisors from the company’s 78 franchises in 28
states are also raising money for Alzheimer’s care and research
through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. A team of seven from Oasis
corporate headquarters in Bonita Springs participated in the local walk
at North Collier Regional Park in Naples on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Some advisors are involved in additional fundraising efforts for Alzheimer’s
and dementia-related organizations. All told, Oasis Senior Advisors have
raised more than $6,000, so far.
For more information about the services Oasis Senior Advisors offer for
free to seniors and families across the country, visit
oasissenioradvisors.com. For more information on the Virtual Dementia Tour, call 239-449-9289.