Imagine being in your 50's, your kids have left home and you're planning your retirement. Will it be travel, a new home, charity work? Now imagine that you find out you can't have any of it. Alzheimer's disease or any type of dementia is an earth shattering diagnosis not only for the patient but for the family and everyone who loves them. The Tender has been a 501c3 charity since 1977. We're located in Mt. Laurel, NJ and provide a day center to give our clients a way to enjoy life again at whatever level they can. It also provides much-needed respite and a support group for their very overwhelmed caregiver.
We started this Go Fund Me page to be able to provide as much stimulation and fun as possible at our day center. Our folks LOVE music and dancing and massage, pet and garden therapy, parties and the occasional visit from the ice cream truck! As a small charity we are dependent upon donations to make these and other fun experiences happen. If you know or have ever known someone with any form of dementia, you know how special those moments are.
Please take a minute to look at the photos and video of the people you'll be helping. The video shows exactly the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease/dementia on entire families. You can also look at our Facebook page (The Tender, Inc) where we post photos almost every day. Our youngest is only 57 and another half dozen are only in their 60's. If you like the idea of knowing that your donations will be used ONLY in this center for these people, with none of the money going anyplace else and no "administration" fees taken out, please consider helping us make these lives a little brighter. https://facebook.com/TheTender.org
There is no prevention, no effective treatment, no remission and no cure for Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia but with your help we can give the families a little piece of their life back. Thank you!!TheTender.org
- Ryan Dease
- Barbara and Thomas Kleyman
- Kathlene Witzig
- Monica Hottenstein