This past Tuesday, New Frontier Home Care visited the Alzheimer Association’s Houston and Southeast Texas chapter to learn more about the organization and to find out how they can join the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Volunteer Manager, Amy Wolf, graciously took time out of her morning to give New Frontier Home Care a tour of their new facility, located at 6055 South Loop East at Long Drive Houston, TX, and educate them on the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. Amy has been with the Alzheimer’s facility since February of 2014 and has years of experience with non-profit organizations.
The Alzheimer’s Association helps families and individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia by providing resources of help and support for those that are affected.
The site visit started off by Amy giving New Frontier Home Care a tour of the newly remodeled facility. The entry into the facility was very bright and eye opening. Hanging from the ceiling were yellow, green, blue and orange woodblock printed paper plates put together by early stage Alzheimer’s participants and members of the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter. The art work itself is worth stopping in to take a peek. The second room that was very attention grabbing was the gallery of antique art pieces that are used to stimulate memory and thinking back of the time of when these items were once used by the individuals themselves. Pieces ranged from antique irons, refrigerators, coffee pots, and vacuum cleaners, just to name a few. The rest of the rooms in the facility were used for conferences, classes, and lounge areas for members use. The facility was absolutely stunning and really surprised us.
Amy also stated the facility has a Registered Nurse that comes in once a week to meet with families and individuals with all stages of Alzheimer’s to give them options on any direction they may want to go with care. She said the nurse offers insight on ways families can deal with love ones when they have episodes and also ways to reduce these from happening. Amy mentioned the nurse offers referrals on doctors facilities to use and also in-home senior care, which New Frontier Home Care provides.
Amy stated the association is gearing up for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on November 1, 2014 at Minute Maid Park, which is ranked nationwide as a Top 30 Walk. This is one of the biggest events of the year to be a part of if you are a part of the fight against Alzheimer’s. New Frontier Home Care will be participating in the walk and is looking for volunteers to help out the organization by giving a helping hand with the event setup. New Frontier Home Care is also looking to make donations which go to support and research efforts with the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations are tax-deductible by law.
New Frontier Home Care would like to thank Amy again for taking the time to educate us on the resources the Alzheimer’s Association has to offer the Houston community.
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Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
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