Mindful Care Fundraiser: It’s time to grow
Time to Grow
by Board Chairman Tom Tozer
My appeal to you is to help Mindful Care Adult Day Services garner a substantial amount of seed money to launch a capital campaign that, when matched by other entities, will ultimately allow us to build our own facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and quadruple our capacity. We currently operate in limited space donated by a wonderful church; however, the need for such services as ours will explode in the coming years, and we want to meet that demand head-on. In fact, the need for many more adult day services nationwide will be essential. We want to be a model program.”
Our expansion efforts will include raising our profile, purchasing property, determining the size and composition of our facility, conducting a feasibility study, drawing up the plans, hosting local fundraisers, and launching a capital campaign, starting with the “silent” phase followed by the formal public unveiling. It will be a long process and eventually a dream realized.
Mindful Care operates Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. We offer activities that stimulate the mind and body, encourage socialization, welcome visiting groups, and even go on field trips. Mindful Care is far more affordable than a nursing home, assisted living or in-home professional care. Mindful Care is a second family. It provides the participant with the companionship of a “social club” along with the comfort of returning home at the end of the day—the best of both worlds! Please watch our video below. We’re dreaming big! We are grateful for your gifts! Thank you.
Looking Back: A big thank you to our 2017 Sock Hop Sponsors!
GOLD SPONSORS: The Alzheimer’s Association/Mid-South Chapter, the Ray McKinley Family Foundation, and Lindy and John McLaughlin.
SILVER SPONSORS: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Vista Points Special Needs, and Linda and Tom Tozer.
BRONZE SPONSORS: Mid-South Psychiatric Associates (and Dr. Singh), Tennessee Chiropractic Alliance, Mary and Greg Sample, and Tina and Vince O’Brien.
- A special thank you to New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, which has donated the space to the Mindful Care program for the past nine years!
- Thanks to Charlie Patel and PJ Patel.
- And of course, we want to heartily thank Steve and Becky Lanham for opening their dance studio for this event.
For more information, please visit mindful-care.org or call 615-542-4371.
Mindful Care is a daytime adult care program designed for persons with compromised memory and health aged 55 and older seeking fellowship, exercise, local outings, stimulating games, cooking projects, and engaging conversations while in a safe, loving and caring environment.
“We love to ‘spoil’ the wonderful folks who attend our program! We enjoy putting a smile on each face and a memory in each heart!”
Mindful Care Adult Day Program provides:
- Quality care in a safe, supportive environment.
- Caring, professional staff who make person service a top priority.
- Dignified assistance and support for persons with Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and other problems of aging.
- Carefully planned activities to create friendships and promote self worth.
- A daily exercise program to enhance physical wellness.
- Increased personal daily safety with supervision in a protective environment.
- A chance for the caregiver to rest and relax to help preserve their own well being.
Many thanks to all who have played important roles in our success! Board members, staff members, New Vision Baptist Church staff, business donors, individual donors, and grantors have all been essential, but most important are the caregivers and loved ones we have had the good fortune to serve.
Said one caregiver, “Thanks to the careful attention and interaction of the personnel at Mindful Care, my mom now displays self-esteem, self-worth and is generally a happy person despite her ongoing health issues and progressing Alzheimer’s disease.” (Linda C.)
Caring for your loved one includes caring for yourself, so you can be at your best!
Mindful Care serves caregivers by providing a “Best Friends” approach to adult day care. Aging individuals need opportunities to keep their minds alert. Elders need a stimulating program of pleasurable activities. Older family members enjoy being surrounded by friends who care.