Alzheimer's tour

Benefit Homes Team Tours Alzheimer’s Center

Terry SwensonBenefit Homes Project, Charity Projects

Alzheimer's tourPerry Homes, a builder for the 2015 GHBA Benefit Homes Project, and Castletree Homes, an additional builder that recently came on board the project, were honored guests at the recently renovated Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Chapter headquarters. Perry Homes is nearing completion on its Benefit Home, and Castletree Homes will be breaking ground in late Spring.

From Perry, the tour included Todd Chachere, executive vice president; Daniel Neumann, senior vice president of marketing; Cari Infante, vice president of marketing and Austin Eaves, vice president of purchasing and estimating. Brian Hornsby, purchasing manager for Castletree Homes; Susan Brown, with Land Tejas Development Co.; Dr. Richard Fruge with Texas Children’s Cancer Center; Sheri Douglass, HomeAid’s director of development; Lisa Pepitone and Terry Swenson with GHBA were also on-hand.

Richard Elbein, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, conducted the tour of the new facility. The move to the new building after its extensive renovation tripled the available square footage — from a 5,800 sq. ft. office to a 16,300 sq. ft. building located at 6055 South Loop East.


“More space means more awareness, and community and educational programs can be offered directly from the Association’s office,” said Richard. “A highlight of the move,” Richard continued, “is the availability to dedicate the entire first floor to chapter services and programs. In the new home, educational programs, support groups and early stage programs will be offered.”

The Houston chapter serves 20,000 people annually with its Education and Support Services. Some of the highlights of the new building are a lounge area called the “memory cafe,” and an outdoor pavilion surrounded by a walking path, trees and a peaceful garden. Renovations of the building also included floors, ceilings, wall finishes and the addition of reception areas, meeting rooms and a kitchen.

“The tour of the newly renovated Alzheimer’s building touched every member of the Benefit Homes’ team,” said Lisa Pepitone. “There is no better way to get an understanding of the important work the Association provides, than by hearing and seeing first-hand the creation of special rooms and artwork that resonate tranquility and warmth for those struggling with Alzheimer’s and for their families who are caring for them.”

Perry Homes’ Benefit Home will be completed in just a few weeks. The home is built on a lot in Bridgeland that was donated by the Howard Hughes Corporation.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Benefit Home contributor, whether as a builder, developer, vendor or service provider, call the GHBA at 281-970-8970 ext. 110.