A Dementia Friendly LIFE - Memory Cafe at FPC

October 12, 2021

A Dementia Friendly LIFE (Linking Individuals and Families through Education and Engagement), was started in 2016 in Lorain County as a grass root startup 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The program has become quite successful among the patients with Dementia, their families and other caregivers. It has also received the attention of a number of Philanthropic organizations. In 2020 the program received a National Recognition through the Manhattan Institutes Civil Society Award. As the name implies the focus is on Education for the Caregiver while providing Engaging Activities for their loved one living with Dementia.

Prior to LIFEs establishment, a newly diagnosed person facing a type of Dementia was often sent to many different places in the community to receive help. They were given a lot of information which left the burden on the caregiver to decide if going to events was worth the effort, not knowing if they could bring their loved one or how their loved one might react.

LIFE brings services and support to one convenient location; our mission of faith is to partner with anyone touched by Dementia. Our program offers resources, education, and engaging activities which promote and improve the quality of life, not only for the person living with dementia, but also for the caregiver who needs much support and encouragement. LIFE offers support at no cost to the caregiver or participant.

 

Donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the church office. We are in need of the following:

Crayons - Standard, Crayons LARGE Preschool size, Markers, Sharpies, Pens, Pencils, Glue (Elmers Type), Glue Sticks, Clear Glue, Modge Podge, Paints (all kinds), Chalk, Pastels, Paint Brushes (variety of sizes), Paper all sizes, Card Stock, Construction Paper, Tape (all kinds),
Paint cups for rinsing brushes, Playdoh, Air Clay, Buttons,
Stickers, Clothes Pins, Tissue Paper, Stickers for art projects,
Rubber Bands, Cardboard, Yarn, Fabric Scraps, Pipe Cleaners,
Beads, Pom Poms, Rice/Beans (not for lunch) and Magazines

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