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Alzheimer’s is isolating, draining, expensive & deadly.
It impacts three generations and ripples through entire communities. The 47 million people living with some form of dementia and the millions who will soon join their ranks need our help! There are not enough stimulating programs or trained professionals and the escalating $818+ billion annual cost of care is not sustainable.
TRANSFORMATIVE HUMAN ENGAGEMENT
We train middle school students to revitalize isolated adults in need and teach them to see beyond the masks of Alzheimer’s and aging to become confident, empathic, adaptable and creative problem solvers.
BRIDGED DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
We bridge diverse communities and train educators to integrate gender, race, socioeconomics and learning differences across three generations to strengthen and support our work.
We empower high school students to become catalysts for change through training, access, opportunity and community support.
Our programs serve richly diverse participants spanning three generations.
For every $1 we invested in our programs, our partners collectively invested approximately $6.62.
Our movement for change has scaled to 3 countries bridging 33 communities!
Sweet Readers is delighted to welcome Merideth Rosh!
Merideth Rosh has joined the Sweet Readers family as our new Family Liaison! Merideth serves as the interface between our adult participants and their families and the Sweet Readers organization. We are so grateful for Merideth who is a lovely person and smart professional and look forward to welcoming more adult participants who are living at home into our communities!
Sweet Readers expands Early Stage Community!
We are delighted to announce 10 new Manhattan programs developed specifically for adults living with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Each program is 5-6 one-hour weekly facilitated sessions during which adults and their care partners, paired with Sweet Readers, explore and create art, music, poetry and/or movement as they discover each other.
TYWLS 7th graders deepen Sweet Readers engagement!
The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem deepens Sweet Readers engagement in partnership with the Nightingale-Bamford School.
As we build upon our Bridged Diverse Communities Model, 7th grade TYWLS Sweet Readers are participating in the Sweet Readers program for 26 hours/school year!
Sweet Readers expands in London!
In 2016 we launched Sweet Readers London with Alleyn’s Sweet Readers at Castlebar Care Home. 18 months after the pilot the community has expanded 700% and under the guidance of Natalie and Nicholas, the community is now self-sustaining and poised to expand Sweet Readers to other communities in London!
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