Brandywine calendar release party set for Tuesday, Sept. 15


Mark those 2015 Brandywine Senior Living calendars for Sept. 15, because the 2016 Brandywine Senior Living calendar release party is set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The party is free and open to the public, and will include live music, food, a photo booth and, of course, the premiere of the calendar, all at the facility, located at 21111 Arrington Drive in West Fenwick, diagonally across Route 54 from Harris Teeter.

“It’s our annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser,” explained Brandywine Director of Community Relations Kathy Jacobs. “It goes along with National Assisted Living Week. Brandywine celebrates it every year and does it very well.”

With annual themes such “art for the ages,” “the pin-up edition” and “The Great Gatsby,” the calendar never disappoints, and this year promises to follow suit, again shot by the Coastal Point’s very own Chris Clark.

“Chris puts his heart and soul into his work,” said Jacobs. “He connected with the residents. He got to know them, and they even became friends. It takes a special personal to connect like that. I think that’s what makes the calendar as great as it is.”

Not only did Clark take the photos, he’ll also be escorting the models at the party when each one is announced.

“It’s a big deal. It’s a lot of fun and it brings awareness to a great cause,” Jacobs said of the event. “That is volunteerism in your community at its finest, and that’s what it’s all about.”

The Brandywine Senior Living calendar is available with a $20 donation that goes to Alzheimer’s research. Those who can’t make the party can email Kathy Jacobs at kjacobs@brandycare.com for a direct link to purchase it online, or mail a check to Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island.