I play for my Friends at Friendship Center. Friendship Center is a non-profit adult day services program that offers engaging and compassionate care for dependent adults. With a majority of our members having a dementia diagnosis, I spend much of my day, every day, working with individuals who have Alzheimer's to help ease the stress and disorientation brought on by this challenging disease.
I love my job so very much and I take pride in the work I do to make the lives of those suffering with Alzheimer's as meaningful, joyful and active as possibe... but on the other side, I have an intimate view of how painful and difficult this disease can be not only for those with the diagnosis but also for the caregivers and families around them.
I am committed to doing whatever I can to put an end to this disease and its consequential suffering, even if that means throwing my unathletic self out onto the field. Any and all support will be appreciated and cherished. #teamFriendshipCenter
To learn more about Friendship Center, please visit: http://www.friendshipcentersb.org/ or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, (805) 969-0859.
Kathryn Cherkas, MIPH, Program Manager of Friendship Center Montecito