Page 14 - Scene Magazine 45-08 August 2020
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  Local Interest
BY SHERII SHERBAN, Leadership Team
   Miles for Memories is a grassroots organization of community volunteers that are committed to creating solutions for those impacted by dementia in Calhoun County. The benefit of being
an all-volunteer organization is that all dollars raised are applied to programs, products, and research. The benefits of being a Community Project Fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation is that dollars raised stay in the community and also have the oversight and support of the Foundation. The benefit of supporting research and education is that we are continually considering the most current research in the development of new programs. The benefit of local programs is that we are working hard to create solutions for you, the caregiver, and your loved one, right where they are at in their personal journey.
the 2020 Community Stroll Celebration scheduled for this fall, but ask that you add September 25, 2021 to your calendar for the main event for next year.
some form of dementia wandering from their home. One program in particular, the personal I.D. bracelet, has been instrumental in returning individuals without added medical attention, resulting in unmeasureable relief for the family. The G.P.S. Personal I.D. watch can locate a loved one instantly through an app on your phone. Your $250 contribution can help to give peace of mind to a family,
Miles for Memories has experienced a new way of operating during the COVID-19 challenges. Sadly, yet responsibly, we have decided to postpone
We understand that you too have likely experienced challenges as a result of COVID-19 but if you are able to
help support our local efforts to create solutions for dementia in Calhoun County it will continue to support local programs. Even though our community was shut down, we still had adults living with
Make checks payable to BCCF/
Miles for Memories or make a donation at For more information about our programs please visit our website. Or, if you’d like,
I would be happy to visit with you personally. We truly thank the community for their continued support. Together, we can make a difference.
DID YOU KNOW................... SOLUTION:
Creating Solutions for Dementia
However, stroll or no stroll, we are
still looking to our generous community, sponsors, and donors for their support in order to help us maintain our programs. The ID bracelets, respite programs for those in need, research, senior educators, and emergency responder training are just a few of our ongoing programs. Most of our life enrichment programs have been postponed during this time, but will begin again later this fall or winter. New projects will remain on hold until next year unless additional funding becomes available.
or help us to continue to develop new programs currently on hold. Our entirely volunteer-lead programs allow us to be fiscally prudent but there are costs for materials to move the programs forward. Please join us.
  Meeting the needs of those
impacted by dementia.
           • 1 in 10 will wander
• Many will be unable to return on
their own
• Law enforcement is engaged locally
• Movement matters
• Music matters
• Socialization matters
• Caregiver support is essential
• Documentation supports caregiver
• Research is finding solutions
• Training helps all caregivers
• Personal I.D. Bracelet*
• G.P.S. Personal I.D. Watch*
• Help Home Program
• M4M Marathon
• Melodious Memories
• Vineyard of Memories Art • Respite Care
• Senior I.D.*
• Annual community updates
• Training 30 minutes to 16 hours
                                  During this time of cancelled events and fundraisers your support can help us to continue to meet the needs of Calhoun County. PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TODAY. Checks should be made payable to BCCF/Miles for Memories.
Miles for Memories is a grassroots organization of volunteers committed to creating solutions for those impacted by dementia in Calhoun County.
* INCLUDES APP FOR CAREGIVER PHONE • (269) 979-1412, ext. 305 • 4642 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI, 49015 • Tax ID #: 38-2045459

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