Yark Automotive Group is supporting local families in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia through a generous donation to MemoryLane Care Services. The company is donating a portion of its proceeds from every car sold during the month of December 2022.

This marks the seventh year for Yark to generously support MemoryLane Care Services, and to date has donated more than $150,000 to assist families who are providing care for a loved one with short-term memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The donations from Yark remain in our community to support adult day services and to offer caregivers and adults living with dementia support, education, and counseling.

“Yark Automotive Group is so grateful to the community for supporting our businesses,” said Emily Yark, the company’s community relations manager. “Our family has personally experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and we understand how profoundly it can impact a family. An organization, such as MemoryLane Care Services, which provides an adult day program and respite care as well as caregiving support for families, is vitally important to this community.”

Alex Catchings, board chair for MemoryLane Care Services, said that Yark Automotive Group’s longstanding support has helped the organization expand programming. These funds will enable MemoryLane Care Services to provide services to more families in our community and develop educational programming and support services to help family caregivers and adults living with short-term memory loss and dementia.

“We are grateful to Yark Automotive Group for their substantial contribution,” said Catchings. “The Yark family has a strong, proven commitment—demonstrated through a long history of generous giving—to helping people in our local community. It is because of Yark’s direct support that we have been able to serve more families and meet the growing needs in our community.”

MemoryLane is proud to partner with The Toledo Museum of Art and Yark Automotive Group to offer monthly tours at The Toledo Museum of Art specifically for individuals experiencing memory loss and their family members.

Yark Automotive Group includes Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda, and Toyota dealerships, as well as used car sales and two collision centers.