Introducing the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund

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Philanthropists Peter and Gayle Grimm founded the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund for the Council on Aging of Martin County to promote innovation and access to community-based programs for brain health and memory care.

“A proactive approach to brain health is vital to a good quality of life,” said Peter Grimm. “The earlier even the mildest slippage is recognized and addressed, the better.”

POINSETTIA POWER! is set for December 7

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The date is set for the Council on Aging of Martin County’s annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Poinsettia Power! Holiday Shopping Bazaar, Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at the Kane Center on Wednesday, December 7.

Poinsettia Power is donning a tropical holiday theme this year, featuring pink poinsettias and bright colors. Guests are encouraged to attend in pink and green or tropical prints. Doors open for shopping at 10 a.m. The Holiday Bazaar is a great place to discover unique items that will wow even the hardest people to shop for on your list. Find anything from fine jewelry and fashion to home décor and gourmet foods. Plus, shopping helps benefit Meals on Wheels!

A Continuum of Care for Brain Health

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Brain health is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. A variety of factors can contribute to keeping the brain strong and active including diet, exercise and taking the time to engage in mentally stimulating activities like puzzles, word games, or learning a new skill.

Unfortunately, even after “doing everything right” people may face living with a memory disorder. According to the Florida Department of Elder Affair’s 2018 County Profile, 6,945 seniors in Martin County are probable Alzheimer’s cases—this number represents 15% of Martin County’s senior population.

“Memory loss affects a larger swath of our population than many people realize,” said Karen Ripper, President and CEO of the Council on Aging of Martin County. “Since opening the Kane Center in 2011, the Council has implemented a strategy to create a continuum of care and support for individuals in every point of the process, from mild cognitive impairment through late stages of dementia.”

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