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Help a Caregiver Catch a Break 

Join Old Friends Club in raising $100,000 to expand our organization’s reach into other communities. By doing so, OFC will be able to increase the number of Club locations, giving more caregivers the respite they urgently need. 

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There is an enormous gap in dementia care. 

The friends and family of those with dementia are, by far, the leading providers of dementia care. The number of caregivers will rise from 300,000 to above 800,000 by 2040, as the expected number of adults living with dementia will more than double by that time. 

 

The home care aide industry is expected to grow 33% by 2030, which is much faster than other industries. There is a serious concern that there won’t be enough caregivers to fit these roles, however, leaving the responsibility to families and friends. 

The Clubs are community-based, inclusive, social respite programs that improve care and caregiver outcomes, and reduce the burden on the broader health care systems. 

 

The Clubs allow for people living with dementia to stay in their homes for as long as possible, reducing the confusion that comes from moving environments as well as saving thousands of dollars every month on facility costs.

 

Caregivers provide 24/7 care to those they care for. Often, the behaviors associated with the progression of the various types of dementia can be challenging, exhausting, and heartbreaking. There is a level of grief that may occur too. Many caregivers have additional life responsibilities as well, which increases stress, expectations, and leaves for little time for rest and relaxation. 

 

Everyone needs to recharge their battery. Let’s work together to be the solution these caregivers need to catch the break they deserve. The need is urgent and reaches every community, so we must too. Consider a gift today to help us meet our goal of $100,000. 

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"It is difficult to describe the life-changing gift your church community has given us through the Old Friends Club. More than the consistency of ten hours per week to schedule necessities and even some respite for me, the program is beautifully structured to provide members a uniquely supportive environment."

Donor Appreciation Levels

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[Caregiver recharging...]

-The Next-Door Neighbor 

Donate $1-$99 between 9/1/22-10/31/22

-The Book Club Friend

Donate $100-$249 between 9/1/22-10/31/22

-The Morning Walk Friend

Donate $250-$999 between 9/1/22-10/31/22

-The Friend Who is Like Family

Donate $1000+ between 9/1/22-10/31/22

-The Best Friend 

Donate $10,000 between 9/1/22-10/31/22