THE SEVEN PILLARS OF SWEET READERS
The Seven Pillars of Sweet Readers are our guiding principles.
1. Be Mission Driven
If it doesn’t serve our mission, we don’t do it.
2. People and Partners are the Heart of Sweet Readers.
Cultivate Vested and Enduring Partnerships & Stakeholders. This includes following through and taking responsibility when things don’t work out as planned.
3. Communicate Openly, Clearly and Honestly.
Even when it’s challenging.
4. Rigorously Evaluate and Collaboratively update Systems & Processes.
This includes considering multiple perspectives and learning from the experts.
5. Respect what works,
let go of what doesn’t.
6. Scale Strategically
7. Enjoy the journey!
Media & Community Recognition
- Women Against Frontiers
- The New Yorker
- Changing the Face of Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's Impacts Everyone
- We Build Communities
- Brunswick Times
- Alleyn’s School
- Generations United 2015 Innovations Award
- How Sweet It Is, Sweet Readers at The Jewish Home
- Community Service at the Nightingale-Bamford School
- Chapin Sweet Readers
- Chapin Sweet Readers 2
- Nightingale Sweet Readers
- Lafayette College
- Eagle Hill School
Inside the Programs
Sweet Readers has Won the Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Award!
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, and Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) have selected Sweet Readers for this prize because of the state-of-the-art program that we deliver that addresses the needs of caregivers and those they care for with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
The awards ceremony will take place on March 25 in Atlanta and the public is welcome to attend! See here more information here.
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!