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2020 Coffee For A Cause Series Begins in July to Raise Money for the Alzheimer's Association


All five of The Pillars Senior Living Communities throughout the state will participate

Minneapolis, Minn. – July 1, 2020 – After a successful first year in which $2,239.86 was raised, The Pillars Senior Living Communities are bringing back their “Coffee for a Cause” event in each of the five senior living communities throughout the state. This event, which takes place July through September, raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

During Coffee for a Cause, community members are invited to The Pillars Senior Living communities and pick up complimentary Starbucks coffee, a treat and a Pillars backpack from their outdoor Bistros. Starbucks has generously donated the coffee, and all event donations will support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Pongo the Pillars Pup will also be in attendance.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will look slightly different. Attendees are asked to stay in their cars, wear masks and drive up to the coffee booth. The Pillars representatives will wear masks and gloves, and keep a safe distance.

Coffee for a Cause takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, July 9 – The Pillars of Prospect Park (22 Malcom Ave. SE, Minneapolis)
Thursday, July 23 – The Pillars of White Bear Lake (4650 Centerville Road, White Bear Lake)
Thursday, Aug. 6 – The Pillars of Highland Park (1925 Norfolk Ave., St. Paul)
Thursday, Sept. 10 – The Pillars of Shorewood Landing (6000 Chaska Road, Shorewood)
Thursday, Sept. 17 – The Pillars of Mankato (3125 Prairie Rose Dr, Mankato)

Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm headquartered in Excelsior, Minn., and developer of The Pillars Senior Living Communities, believes deeply in offering exceptional memory care services. In 2016, Oppidan created and continues to finance The Pillars Fund, which enriches the lives of seniors with memory loss by providing the funding necessary to offer more than 50 enriching senior and memory care programs. These activities include interactive music through MacPhail Music, art activities with Art4Life and the Northern Clay Center, songwriting and visual arts writing with COMPAS, writing activities with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, and WellnessVR virtual reality programming with Visual.

“Our roots run deep when it comes to supporting memory care residents,” said Joe Ryan, Oppidan Chief Executive Officer. “With each new community we develop, Oppidan pledges $100,000 to the Pillars Fund. We’re proud to have pledged $500,000 to the Pillars Fund to-date.”

Oppidan was also a Platinum Sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Purple Gala. During the 2019 Purple Gala, CEO Joe Ryan was recognized with the Corporate Honoree Award by the MN/ND Alzheimer’s Association in recognition of his philanthropy and ongoing efforts to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

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