A Gift of Time is a local nonprofit on a mission to open Georgetown’s first licensed, full-time Adult Day Center. This service will provide therapeutic programs for adults with mild to moderate dementia and give much-needed support and respite to their caregivers.
Today, the community-driven 501(c)(3) is pleased to announce its Annual Fundraiser – Gallery of Memories. The Fundraiser will be held on November 5th at The Georgetown Community Center from 5:30–7:30 pm. This exhibit and reception are part of A Gift of Time’s ongoing efforts to raise funds to acquire a building.
The need for A Gift of Time is dire. Describing what access to A Gift of Time would mean for her, local author and caregiver Andrea Lee says, “It would give me a piece of my life back.”
Speaking of his own experience caring for his wife with dementia, Georgetown resident and A Gift of Time Board Member Vic Figurelli says: “I believe had A Gift of Time been in existence at the time—placing my wife in a care facility could have been deferred for a while longer. I don’t know if the ‘while longer’ would have been weeks or months or more. But it would have meant her being with me at home that much longer.”
The Georgetown community has one of the fastest-growing senior populations in the nation and the fastest-growing pre-senior population (Brookings Institution). An estimated 2,000 Georgetown adults 65 and older have some form of dementia (US Census and Alzheimer’s Association). Yet, these residents do not have access to full-time, licensed Adult Day Care. They are waiting for A Gift of Time’s doors to open.
A Gift of Time’s mission is to provide compassionate, holistic day care for people with memory loss and to support their loved ones as they confront the challenges of caregiver. The nonprofit was founded by Josie Zamora in 2016 and is supported by a diverse and experienced Board of Directors. This group of concerned citizens have felt the impact of dementia and are striving to do something extraordinary to help others find hope when faced with the devastating effects of the disease.
A Gift of Time’s November 5th Fundraiser is open to the community and is a crucial step in raising awareness of the need for their programs and funds for their building. Learn more at AGiftofTimeGeorgetown.org or call (512) 688-6497.