Paul’s Club

$26,350 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Paul's Club is a social and recreational day program for people who are living with Early Onset Dementia (mostly Alzheimer's). The club, the only one of its kind in Vancouver, is open three days a week. It is run by Nita and Michael Levy and Chelsea Redburn, and caters for the needs and interests of people diagnosed before the age of 65. Catherine, one of our Member's spouses, typifies the enormity of what so many of the caregivers are facing:

"The significant devastation of early-onset Alzheimer's is somewhat different from late-onset especially in the area of family finances. Most people, unless touched in some way by this disease have no idea that it involves more than someone losing their keys or glasses. Even my friends are so shocked when I tell them some of the other effects of the disease. This really is the "long goodbye". The sense of hopelessness, isolation and fear of having to resort to welfare is awful.

I think what has been so important for John (who is 58) is that going to Paul's Club has brought him out of his shell and I think he feels more "normal" and is much happier. I would think his participation has even slowed down this devastating disease. I cannot return to work as I would need before and after club care and also care on the other days of the week.

Making sure that there are funds in place for Paul's Club to continue the outstanding support of our loved ones and providing the spouses with much needed respite is so critical."

It costs approximately $125 per day per Member to keep Paul's Club open and unfortunately several of our Members do not have the financial resources to pay this amount. We are looking to cover this financial shortfall.

For the next 12 months this amounts to $60,000. There is no government funding available.

We are asking for your support with a contribution of $5 or, any other amount that is comfortable for you.
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Because of some technical difficulties on the GoFundMe site we are unable to thank you individually for your amazing contributions and support in memory and honour of Carolyn.

As soon as GoFundMe has resolved the issue we will of course be writing to each of you to express our gratitude.

Warmest regards
Nita and Michael
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$26,350 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
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