December 1, 2020
Old Friends Club believes in bringing affordable daytime dementia care to individuals in Washington and providing respite for family caregivers.
The clubs create a space where individuals with dementia can build friendships and be engaged in meaningful ways to keep their minds, bodies, and spirits active.
Introducing OFC v2.0
We have witnessed the value that OFC brings to both individuals with dementia and their families. To expand the Clubs’ reach, our 3-year plan is to partner with organizations (“Affiliates”) in diverse communities of culture, identity, and faith throughout King County to help launch 18 new Clubs in their communities by the end of 2023. These Affiliates will run the Programs, and we will provide them the blueprint and support.
This new version of Old Friends Club will be entirely funded by donations and grants. Our first-year fundraising goal is $120,000.
Would you consider making a gift to bring Old Friends Club to more people who need it?
A gift of any size makes a difference. We sincerely appreciate your support. In a year filled with many challenges, you remain the factor that can make all the difference.
Loneliness and isolation are common among seniors.
OFC creates a safe place for members to socialize and engage, reducing loneliness and isolation and keeping minds and bodies active and as healthy as possible.
More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's Disease. (AFA) There are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers in the United States (PEW), of which 16 million care for those with dementia, providing over 18 billion hours of care (Alzheimer's Association).
OFC gives these hard-working caregivers respite: a well-deserved break to relax, time to do something fun, or the opportunity to catch up on to-do's. 2020 has brought so many challenges to these caregivers, that once the clubs can open safely again, the respite willl be much-needed for them!
Donation checks may be sent to:
P.O. Box 2472
Kirkland, WA, 98083