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Unread 09-27-2010, 06:32 PM   #136
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This week's destination is Caregivers of Alzheimer Patients. We are joining forces this week with Carolyn King's Heart to Heart Annual Card Drive in recognizing these special individuals who day in and day out care for people who so sadly struggle with this terrible disease! Whether they are doing it at home on their own with a beloved family member or in a facility as a career, its a difficult and thankless job. It requires patience, compassion, sacrifice and a boat-load of energy!

Carolyn King started this annual event to honor and celebrate her Grandmother Mamo's life. She passed away in 2008 due to complications of her Alzheimers. You can get more information here. Because there are Alzheimer Caregivers virtually everywhere in the world you have many options in the destination of your card.

Option #1:

If a member of your family or someone in your circle of friends suffers from Alzheimers please feel free to send your handmade card to their caregiver

Option #2: Destination provided by Tina (aka GardenDiva)

One of Tina's dear friends (Sherry) lost her husband (Wendell) to Alzheimers just a year ago. He was in a wonderful facility in Columbus, Ohio that deals only with Alzheimers patients. They treat their patients with dignity, love and respect. The caregivers are amazing. Sherry and the facility were very touched by this gesture of honoring its caregivers with handmade cards.

Columbus Alzheimers Care Center
700 Jasonway Ave.
Columbus, Oh 43214-2458

Thank you Tina!

Option #3: Destination provided by CarrollAnn (aka Mrs. Boz)

CarrollAnn's own 95 year old mother suffers from Alzeimers. Although CarrollAnn cares for her mother in her own home, from time to time she has needed outside help. She has a wonderful facility that she uses in Sparks, Nevada. CarrollAnn says she hopes they get lots of cards. They plan to accumulate them until they stop receiving them and then they will be distributed to the caregivers! They think its a wonderful idea and appreciate our efforts!

Arbors Memory Care
2121 EAST Prater Way (make sure it says EAST)
Sparks, NV 89434

Thank you CarrollAnn!

Special Instructions:

When sending your cards to a facility, because we don't know how they will be using them, please write your message on a separate piece of paper (i.e. sticky note) inside. Just a simple thank you for what you do on behalf of Alzheimers Patients, you know what to do! That way the cards can be distributed any way the facility wishes and as an added bonus, the caregiver receiving it can re-use your card if they so choose

Thank you all!

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