Thank you for your continued support of the Alois Alzheimer Foundation. As you know, we strive to provide critical resources for those battling this devastating disease, and are proud that support given to our Foundation stays in the Tri-State area.
Programs throughout 2016 that benefitted from your support include:
*Health Rhythms Program – New in 2016, we began a monthly outreach to the YMCA, and the number of participants continues to increase.
*Hands-on Training for Local Schools and Universities – Students at all levels visit the Alois Center, participate in rounds with our doctors, and
participate in specialized training. They participate in one-on-one activities with Alois residents, including the “Opening Minds through Art” Program.
*Regular Educational Seminars for Caregivers held at The Alois Alzheimer Center
*2nd Annual Northern Kentucky Symposium – An all-day event covering multiple topics pertaining to living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease,
from medical to financial to spiritual.
*Caregivers Support Group – Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, this monthly support group for people in the greater Cincinnati area has continued to
*Speakers Bureau & Resource Library – Serving as a resource for local media and groups interested in booking expert speakers on various Alzheimer’s-related
*Virtual Dementia Tour Experience – Organizations and individuals throughout the area continue to benefit from this virtual reality of living with Alzheimer’s
The Alois Alzheimer Foundation Committee has been working on two new programs for 2017, our new Magic Moment Initiative and a First Responder Training Program.
Magic Moment is in its initial phases, but we made our first “magic moment” happen in 2016. After working closely with a Cincinnati resident living with Alzheimer’s, her family, and a well-known TV personality, we were able to coordinate a meeting between them – resulting in a wonderful experience for all.
We’re also excited about launching our First Responder Training Program with the first session to be held on Monday, February 13th for the Greenhills & Forest Park Fire Department. In times of crisis, first responders are sometimes thrown into heightened situations with those suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Our hope is to provide best practices that can be implemented quickly, keeping our first responders and the people they’re assisting as safe as possible.
Please SAVE THE DATE: In order to do what we do, we need your help. I hope we can count on your continued support, sponsorship, and attendance at our 5th annual “Evening of Hope & Celebration” set for Thursday, April 6th. This fun event will once again be held at The Redmoor and will be our only scheduled fundraiser for the Foundation in 2017. Hope to see you there!