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Community Partner of the Month: The Alzheimer’s Project

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Did you know that there are more than 60,000 San Diegans living with Alzheimer’s today and more than 150,000 are caring for someone with the disease? With Alzheimer’s disease reaching epidemic levels in San Diego County, regional leaders have united to tackle the terrible toll of the disease on families, communities and our healthcare system. Elected officials, researchers, caregivers and others have come together under the umbrella of The Alzheimer’s Project, a county-led initiative launched last year to speed up the search for a cure of what is now the region’s third leading cause of death.

Among those leading the effort are county Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Alzheimer’s Association President/CEO Mary Ball. World-class researchers at UC San Diego, Scripps Research Institute, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Salk Institute are also participating.

The Alzheimer’s Project is addressing the disease from many angles. Physicians are developing the region’s first clinical standards for the disease. Law enforcement officials are ramping up efforts to curb wandering among those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. County health officials are working to boost services for families and other caregivers. And, with the help of a generous donation from philanthropist Darlene Shiley, the Alzheimer’s Association is spearheading a fund drive to spur additional local research with the hope of eventually finding a treatment or cure.

The unfortunate truth is that many of your employees may be affected by Alzheimer’s in some way – 66 percent of employed caregivers reported having to work late, leave early or take time off due to caregiver demands. The Alzheimer’s Association has a number of programs and services designed to offer support and information for caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s, including the “Lunch and Learn” program which is geared specifically for businesses.

The Alzheimer’s Association Lunch and Learn program is a free and easy way for companies to educate their employees about the disease and connect them with resources and support. This program consists of a 35 to 40 minute presentation and Q&A opportunity at a location of your choosing. For more information or to schedule a Lunch and Learn for your company or group, please contact Morgan Hutter at 858-966-3300 or

The Alzheimer’s Association also hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Two walks will be held in San Diego. The first will be in Oceanside on October 3 and the second in Balboa Park on October 17. Click here to learn more about Walk To End Alzheimer’s. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit


  • Alzheimer’s costs American businesses $61 billion a year in health care expenses and lost productivity due to caregiver absenteeism.
  • According to the Society for Human Resource Management, nearly 6/10 individuals caring for an aging loved one work full-time.
  • 66% of employed caregivers reported having to work late, leave early or take time off due to caregiver demands.
  • 44% of caregivers also work full or part-time.
  • 78% of consumers are more likely to buy a product or patronize a business that is associated with a favored cause.
  • 66% of consumers would switch brands to support a preferred cause.

Vortex Maintenance: Professional Janitorial Services

Vortex Maintenance, Inc., is a commercial professional janitorial service located in San Diego, providing service to all of San Diego County.

At Vortex Maintenance we pride ourselves in our work and work ethic. Our company strength lies in the quality and depth of our services and staff. Our offices are open 6 days a week and we also offer after hours and also on Sunday if needed or requested. We emphasize providing our staff with the latest equipment and technology to perform any service accurately. It is one of our goals to seek commercial markets focusing in small, medium and large buildings. A variety of services such as the landscaping market, it is also one of our objectives in order to provide a full package to our customers, a one stop shop for all your maintenance needs.

Our keys to success revolve around having a knowledgeable and friendly staff, policies that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, special requests that are delivered on time and a commitment to reviews with our clients. We provide service to primarily office buildings, schools, clinics, supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions. Please allow us to give you a bid on your business, Or, if you recommend a business that becomes a client and we will give you $100.00. We can be reached at 619-477-5100 or email us for more information at Our website address is

We look forward to being of service to you.

Splash – Online Presence Management

Splash – Online Presence Management is a digital marketing agency that is passionate about helping small business owners connect with their customers online. Having recently launched, we are quickly building a library of extensive resources designed to make your marketing decisions easier. We are truly here to help you find the best tips and tricks to grow your business and reach your audience.

Or, if you don’t have the time to tackle the beast that is “the internet” yourself, we will do the heavy lifting for you. Our list of services and specialties include various strategies to reach, engage, and convert your online audience. Mostly, this includes paid advertising, social media management, website optimization, content marketing, and countless other techniques that all small businesses need, but not enough are using to their advantage.

The constant innovations in digital marketing are changing the game for small businesses literally every day. From the move to mobile, to the building popularity of video advertising and live streaming, opportunities are opening for you to connect with your audience in new, inexpensive, and often fun ways. You simply must be building and executing strategies that drive traffic to your website and build brand awareness online, or you’re just missing out on one of the most important ways to scale your business.

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