Mission: The george g. Glenner alzheimer's family centers, inc. (the organization") was founded in 1982 and is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code and has been a vocal advocate for alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The organization was incorporated under the nonprofit public benefit corporation laws of the state of california. The specific purposes of the organization are to provide quality adult day care and support services to families and others affected by alzheimer's and memory impairment diseases. The organization provides quality adult day care programs, family support, information and referrals, case management, crisis intervention, family and community education, and advocacy.
Programs: Day care servicesthe organization operates three day care centers in san diego county, providing day care for the victims of alzheimer's disease. These centers help hundreds of individuals remain socially and physically active in loving home-like adult health centers, thus delaying premature institutional placement. Weekly family education services help families understand the disease and to support their role as caregiver. Additionally, collaborative partnerships with leading san diego institutions position the organization on the cutting edge of research, education, community, advocacy and care.
trainingthe organization provides training and counseling services for the benefit of caregivers and medical professionals who gain an understanding in caring for victims of alzheimer's disease.
guardian angelsthrough the guardian angel program, volunteers are matched with seniors in long-term care facilities. These volunteers commit to making three one-hour visits a month to provide companionship and friendship which enhances the life of an isolated senior as well as the volunteer.
In the early 1990's, my mother-in-law was a "participant" at the Glenner Center in La Mesa, for day care. I would take her at 8 AM and pick her up at 5 PM, four days a week Every morning she awoke and asked if she was "going to school today". She absolutely loved it there. The volunteers were knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and re-assuring. They enlisted her help serving lunch, which made her feel so important. It was wonderful for her and a much needed respite for my wife and I. She even met a gentleman there that she called her boyfriend. Problem was, she couldn't remember his name. She thought it was Earl but she wasn't sure. She always came home a happy camper.
After two years she passed away. We will always be grateful to the Glenner Centers.