POTENTIAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS – here are just a few nationally-known groups. Local possibilities are many and varied.
NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S ORGANIZATION: https://www.alz.org/
(note – some local Alzheimer’s groups are chapters of the national organization; others are independent non-profits; some metro areas have both. Be aware that the national organization places top priority on research for a cure, while most local independents place top priority on outreach & support services.)
Alzheimer’s Texas is the local partner of SABR’s programs in Central Texas – http://www.txalz.org
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles sponsors baseball reminiscence programs with SABR in Los Angeles. http://www.alzheimersla.org
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: https://www.va.gov/
(note – the programs with the VA in Texas and L.A. were developed with local administrators)
MEMORY CAFÉ: https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/
Memory Cafe’ is an international group that brings together potential local sites that will host gatherings for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. They have an extensive directory for both in-person and online meetings.
The American Association of Retired Persons has a broad array of programs and resources for senior citizens. You can search their state directory for local AARP offices near you.
Beyond nationally-known organizations, there are many local possibilities for partnering. These include, just to name a few:
- Senior centers
- Senior day care centers
- Memory care centers
- Senior living developments
- Places of worship