Together we can . . .
- bring a smile to the face of someone struggling with dementia or Alzheimer's
- provide assistance and comfort to a struggling caregiver.
- make a difference in the life of someone with special needs.
Although you may feel inadequate or unqualified to deal with life-challenges such as cognitive difficulties or learning challenges, there really is a way you can be of help. Your gift may seem small to you, but to us and the people we serve, it can be enormous. Here is why . . .
People with dementia can still engage in familiar activities. Participating in various types of recreational activities - from art to poetry to storytelling - can be an effective way to manage behavioral symptoms and stimulate the mind, all while enjoying the process.
You can help . . .
A donation of $1000 covers a full 10-week program.
A donation of $100 pays for one session for ten or more people.
A donation of $50 pays for printing costs of a full program.
Your investment of any amount is truly appreciated.
Please enjoy these examples of what our Story Power program can do for those with Alzheimer's/dementia:
There’s J.R. who hadn’t spoken in over a month but within 10 weeks, went from one or two words to complete sentences, and ended the final session by directing a teasing comment at Pete. And how about Linda who refused to play the piano for months, but as part of one session, agreed to try to play one song. The following week she was at the piano before we arrived, playing hymns as we settled in to our program. Or Margie who identifies foods and how they smell, sparking recipe conversations. Or Lou who loves to name any animals that may appear in the story.
This year we are proud to announce our acceptance as members of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and receipt of a $5000 grant from that organization. Smaller grants from other organizations have helped us bring our programs to the people who need them the most.
We are very thankful at this time of year for the support of you and our community. Our ongoing wish is to bring comfort, hope, and a sense of wellbeing into the lives of others. Together we can make a difference.