Oct. 3 marks the start of the Penn Memory Center’s annual fundraiser, A Celebration of Hope! This is an asynchronous virtual event that features an online auction. The auction will open for bidding on Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. and close on Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. Click here to register for our auction.
A Celebration of Hope welcome video
For the coming week, we will send our general mailing list a daily email that highlights members of the PMC community and our online auction items. See the schedule of email features below.
- Sunday, Oct. 3, Social Support
- Monday, Oct. 4, Outreach
- Tuesday, Oct. 5, Research (auction opens at noon)
- Wednesday, Oct. 6, Programs and Services
- Thursday, Oct. 7, Clinical Care
- Friday, Oct. 8, Training Programs (auction closes at 12 p.m.)
It is only with your generosity that PMC can continue to properly support its patients, families, and research. Every dollar helps.
Eddie Bruce kicks off A Celebration of Hope with a performance of “Winners,” by Frank Sinatra.
Social work is essential
Eli Caplan, who cared for his wife Janet Caplan while she lived with Alzheimer’s disease, discusses the support he had from the PMC and Executive Director Felicia Greenfield.
A message from PMC Executive Director Felicia Greenfield
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is life changing. Not just for the person with dementia, but for the entire family unit.
Penn Memory Center social workers are trained to support patients and families during this painful time. They help families by providing education, resources, and brief counseling at the time of the diagnosis, and then for however long families need us.
The work our social workers do is not reimbursable by insurance, and we do not charge families for their services. To meet the demands of the families we serve, we recently hired a third full-time social worker. The health system does not support them – 100% of their salaries comes from philanthropic gifts.
Without your support, we will not be able to provide the high level of care our families have come to depend on – the care that sets us apart and makes the PMC stand out as a nationally recognized Alzheimer’s disease center, right here in Philadelphia.