Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation Supports Memory Matters Glynn $60,000 Grant Provides Local Support to Families Affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia St. Simons Island, Ga., November 17, 2021: The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation presented a $60,000 grant to Memory Matters Glynn on November 16, 2021 to support its mission of supporting, educating and enriching the lives of individuals dealing with memory issues and the people who care for them. Located in Brunswick, Ga., Memory Matters provides free resources, social activities for persons with memory impairment, individual consultations and support groups in Glynn County. To learn more visit www.memorymattersglynn.com.
“We are so honored to support an organization like Memory Matters,” said Andrea Mickelson, Executive Director for the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation. “It is so important for those living with cognitive issues to remain social and know their purpose and for caregivers to feel supported and know they are not alone. Memory Matters provides that safe space and we are so grateful to have this gem in our community.”
Founded in May 2020, the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support innovative research and community services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation identifies leaders in the field who support our mission and vision and provides funding opportunities to qualified beneficiaries through our annual fundraising efforts.
On September 25, 2021 the Foundation hosted the Golden Isles Alzheimer’s Walk at Neptune Park on St. Simons raising over $80,000 to date. Funds raised from this community event not only support Memory Matters, but also research being done at the Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta, whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals affected by Alzheimer's and related diseases through innovative research, education and compassionate care.
Thank you to our Walk sponsors – Presenting Sponsor – Edward Jones of the Golden Isles; Platinum Sponsors – Southeast GA Health System, Vitality Living Frederica, GHC Hospice, The Law Office of Deborah L. Britt; Gold Sponsors – Signature Properties, Sea Island, Turnkey Lumber & Millwork, Marsh’s Edge, Ameris Bank, Lilmar Properties, DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty – Tate & Terri Simpson, Saint Simons by the Sea Hospital, Steve Moreno – Capital City Home Loans; Hearth Hospice; Purple Sponsors – Rich Products, Prime South Bank, Schell & Hogan; and Media Sponsors – The Brunswick News and iheart Media. Special thanks to Vitality Living Frederica (formerly Thrive) who raised over $7,000 for the foundation by hosting the 2nd annual “Fore the Memories” Golf Classic on October 11, 2021 at Sea Palms.
To learn more about our mission please visit www.gaalz.org.
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
Togetherness is the ethos of Sea Island Forge - it's at the heart of everything we create. A place. A ritual. Our Fire Kettles create that space for gathering with those we love and creating memories. Memories that tell the story of our lives.
So we believe it is especially cruel when those memories are lost to the ravages of Alzheimer's and other dementia. This holiday season we are donating a percentage of sales to Memory Matters locally in Glynn County, Georgia; and to Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory Hospital through the Georgia Alzheimer's Foundation.
Like the memories created around them, our Fire Kettles are made to last for generations; and SIF is committed in the fight to protect those memories from being lost.
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Memory problems can be scary! Whether it is you, someone you know, or someone you love, it is hard to navigate what options there are and what steps to take. At Memory Matters we understand and our mission is to support you throughout your journey.
Memory Matters began in 1994 as Alzheimer's of Glynn/Brunswick. In 2016 we expanded our mission to include all forms of adult onset memory impairment and renamed the organization Memory Matters.
To support, educate and enrich the lives of people dealing with memory issues and the people who care for them.
A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.
There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.