Wanderer’s Safety Program | Issue 3 2020

Help and Protection for People Who Wander Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program 2020 has been an extraordinary year and as a society we have been forced to adjust to a new normal. Person-to-person engagement has migrated to virtual platforms, masks are mandatory in many settings, and standards for cleanliness are tighter than ever. But with all these changes, one thing remains the same: wandering continues to be common among  persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. As caregivers stay home more, they are beginning to realize that the p [...]

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Development Update | Issue 3 2020

CaringKind Gala and Year-End Giving Carol Berne Senior Vice President of Development When CaringKind closed its office in mid-March and transitioned to our staff working remotely from home, one of our most important fundraising events was in jeopardy. Our Forget-Me-Not Gala takes place annually in the spring of each year, just before we close our fiscal year on June 30th. The gala accounts for roughly 20% of our operating budget, so losing these critical funds presented significant financial challenges. Our Gala leadership was already in place, including our Gala emcee Bill Ritter, our Corpo [...]

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2020 Year End Campaign | Issue 3 2020

Dear Friends of CaringKind,I hope this year-end letter finds you well and that you and your family are staying healthy. For those who have been impacted by Covid-19, our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. DONATE NOW If you need to reach us for any reason, including making a stock donation, please call 646-744-2900. In these unprecedented times, CaringKind is a beacon of hope and comfort to thousands of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. When we closed our office in mid-March, our foremost priority was to ensure continuity of service for our clients. Wi [...]

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CaringKind Events | Issue 3 2020

CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk 2020: We Did It!Back in May, when we made the decision to pivot the Walk to a fully virtual event, we were pretty nervous. After all, the Walk is our largest community fundraising event of the year. In the middle of a pandemic, would our Walkers return? And by going virtual, where would our Walkers be returning to, exactly? Well, we are very proud to report that our Walkers did return, and they met us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. We’re also proud to report that our Walkers worked harder than ever this year. As a result, Walkers raised an astonishing $450,000 [...]

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Social Work Services | Issue 3 2020

Adina Segal, Jewish Community Outreach Social Worker Helping Caregivers CopeCovid-19 has hit dementia caregivers hard. Over the past nine months, the calls we received were from caregivers, already stressed by caregiving, facing additional stressors from the pandemic. Caregivers expressed concerns about themselves or their care recipient getting sick, navigating home care considerations and trying to figure out how to keep their care recipient engaged, as their regular schedules changed drastically due to closures of senior centers and day programs. Home care has been and continues to be a [...]

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