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 39 communities!
Sweet Readers Expands to Chelsea in Partnership with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America!
De La Salle Sweet Readers connect with neighborhood adults and their care partners at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Special thanks to Molly, Soobin, Jodie, Sandy & Ira, Hedy, Paul & Eileen and those wonderful Sweet Readers!
Sweet Readers Orientation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine!
This year’s orientation featured neuroscientist and founding director of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Dr. Howard Fillit, Genontologist and SR Board Member, Dr. Linda DeCherrie, Young Leaders Kate Mintz and Avital Mintz and SR CEO Karen Young. Watch the video and listen to the goal of every Sweet Reader!
Sweet Readers Expands to Chicago!
Catherine Cook Sweet Readers are marvelous! In 2018, Sweet Readers expanded to Chicago with Catherine Cook Sweet Readers and Sunrise Lincoln Park. We also tested our Local Liaison model with great success thanks to Kate K. The teams at Sunrise and Catherine Cook are dedicated and brilliant! A big thank you to CeCe at Sunrise, Kate, Jessica M., Lara, Kelli, Cory, Jessica D., Kristin and all those wonderful Catherine Cook Sweet Readers!
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.
Make-A-Stand/Take-A-Stand (MAS/TAS) a big success!
A big thank you to all of the Sweet Readers and their friends and families who pitched in to make MAS/TAS a big success this year – in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day!! Thank you Youth Service America for making Sweet Readers one of your Lead Agencies!
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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