Join us Sunday October 6, 2024

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Join us on Sunday, October 6, 2024 to celebrate the 16th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living.

We are honored to welcome WCVB/Channel 5’s Maria Stephanos as our Walk Ambassador!

The 2024 Walk for Living will take place at 10am on Sunday, October 6 at 165 Captains Row on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. Every single dollar raised goes directly back to patient care and programs for ALS and MS residents of The Leonard Florence Center for Living.

The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, MA reflects a new model of care in nursing homes. Equipped with revolutionary technology that allows residents to live active and independent lives, the Center is the first urban Green House® in the country,. The six-story building is designed from the bottom up to look and feel like a real home, with open kitchens, fireplace living rooms and floor to ceiling windows in every room.

Today, the Center cares for more individuals living with ALS than any place else in the world. What’s even more unique is that residents, many of whom are completely immobilized, can control lights, turn on the TV, call for the elevator, open doors and raise window shades, all with help of a computer and sensor that tracks head and eye movements for instruction. This technology enables them to move independently through the entire residence, vastly improving their quality of life. For the residents of The Leonard Florence Center, this freedom is an incredibly precious gift. 100% of the proceeds from this two-mile walk will benefit the LFCL residents and these revolutionary homes.

 

Stein Family Center for Well-Being

The Stein Family Center for Well-Being in the Leonard Florence Center is the only Green House® ventilator program in the country. Offering state-of-the-art portable ventilators in a Green House® model of care, specialized care residents have access to a completely new way of living. These multi-function ventilators are the first and only ones of their kind on the market. They provide a unified respiratory system that makes it easy to switch and customize therapies, creating a simple system to use and manage. Most importantly, these ventilators offer greater mobility, enhancing the quality of life for residents.

Honoring long-time friends and supporters Bill and Sharon Stein and their family, the Stein Family Center for Well-Being features twenty private rooms with baths, each equipped with revolutionary technology and state-of-the-art equipment to enable individuals on a ventilator to live as independently as possible.

Melissa King participates in Walk for Living
Melissa King participates in Walk for Living

About Our Residents

Each of our residents have a unique, compelling, and inspiring story to tell.

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About ALS & MS and Vent Care Specialty Households

Imagine being confined to one room for days, months, even years and then finding a home that enables you to regain your independence and, with it, your dignity. The Leonard Florence Center for Living, the country’s first urban Green House® residence, takes care of more individuals living with ALS than any place else in the world.

To learn more about The Leonard Florence Center for Living, click below:
The Leonard Florence Center for Living 

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“We are excited to once again support the amazing work that is done on behalf of the ALS and MS residents at the Leonard Florence Center. The Greater Boston Walk for Living is not only a great way to raise funds, but it is also a beloved community event.

Rick Gordon, Chelsea Rotary Club

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Funds Raise:

Goal: $100,000

Thank You to Our Sponsors