PMC programming: inclusive, engaging, and free-to-all
From our classic, evidence-based programs such as Caregiver Educational class and Memory Cafe to newer, trailblazing programs like Mindfulness & Meditation Class, Cognitive Comedy, and Healthy Aging Series, PMC is always growing and evolving to best serve its families and build community. These important programs rely on philanthropic support to keep them running and free-to-all.
A message from Associate Director of Social Work Alison Lynn
As we wait for better treatments and hopefully, a cure, our best tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease is keeping our loved ones in safe and stimulated environments, and protecting caregivers from burnout. The Penn Memory Center is one of the only programs in the area offering professionally-led social and supportive programming for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their family caregivers.
Many have called us a “life raft” throughout the pandemic, as our small team of four worked round-the-clock to translate our programming to an online format. This has also resulted in us serving three times the number of patients and caregivers than we did previously.
None of these programs are reimbursable to insurance, and none of them receive health system funding, so we rely entirely on philanthropy to fund them. These programs are all in jeopardy and we need funding immediately in order to keep them running.
This content is part of A Celebration of Hope, PMC’s annual fundraiser.