It is estimated that by 2025, over 460,000 people in New York City will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Caring for someone with dementia is not only heartbreaking, but expensive—it can cost more than $400 a month for care and medical supplies.
Thankfully, the Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island has stepped in to provide care for people with memory loss and their families. The JCC offers specialized programs for those with memory loss—Rosemary’s Place for those who have been recently diagnosed and My Place for those who have mid-stage dementia. Our Caregiver Support Center also provides assistance to overstressed caregivers.
Our memory loss centers include:
- Day programs for individuals with memory loss run by a compassionate, caring staff
- Memory stimulation activities, including art, music, and gardening
- Support groups for caregivers and care receivers
- Joint enrichment programs for the caregiver and care receiver
- Coordination of home health aides, medical supplies, and benefits enrollment
We want to continue these programs, but to keep them going, we need your help!
As you consider your charitable contributions this Giving Tuesday, please think of the JCC’s Remember Me fund. Every dollar can make a difference, and no gift is too small. Please consider a gift in honor of a family member, friend, or neighbor. Your generous gift will go directly to providing these much-needed services for individuals suffering from memory loss and their caregivers.