As we turn another page on the calendar and move closer to the end of the year, many people set their sights on annual traditions. These traditions include decorating our homes and planning for family gatherings. It’s also a time when people think about ways to give back to their community or to organizations whose missions hold a special place in their heart.
Making a financial contribution of any amount is a gift to that organization and the people it serves.
MemoryLane Care Services operates the only free-standing, independent Adult Day Center in greater Toledo. We provide expert care and support services to older adults and people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments as well as their caregivers, family, and friends.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous contributions from our community. Big or small, your donation makes a difference. Consider these wise words from Edmund Burke, a British economist and philosopher. He said, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”
Here are some of the ways your donation makes a meaningful impact on our participants and their families:
- $50 – meals and snacks for 5 participants for one day
- $60 – one roundtrip transportation for one participant
- $125 – one counseling session for a family caregiver
- $125 – one hour of caregiver education
- $250 – two weeks of programming for the Adult Day Center
- $350 – one full day, 24 hours, of respite care at an area assisted living or skilled care facility
- $500 – supplies for one month of activities for our day center participants
- $1,300 – two weeks of adult day services for one participant
Our adult day program is a valuable resource for participants and their families. Joey Apgar brought her husband, Jon, to our day program. She said, “Navigating daily living with an individual with dementia can be, at best, daunting. Signing Jon up for [the day program at MemoryLane] was a difficult step on many levels, but one of the best decisions I ever made.”
She went on to say, “Jon once again discovered many of life’s experiences that dementia robbed from him: camaraderie, friendships, laughter, music, exercise, dance, and most important of all, dignity.”
Remember, 100% of all donations stay local and help immediately.
Thank you for your generous support of our organization where we provide: Help. Compassion. Hope.