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National Alzheimer’s Association – find your local chapter: https://www.alz.org/local_resources/find_your_local_chapter
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies – https://www.networkjhsa.org/
JFCS – Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis provides essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need.
JFS – If you are struggling with life challenges, feel overwhelmed and long for a spiritual connection, our Community Chaplaincy Program can provide compassionate spiritual guidance and care. The JFS Community Chaplaincy Program delivers spiritual guidance, ritual observance and a listening presence to individuals and families in their homes and care settings or other settings as needed. It provides renewed meaning and hope to those coping with illness, loneliness, disability, end-of-life issues and other life struggles. The program helps unaffiliated and marginalized Jews connect with the Jewish community or simply reconnect with their Jewishness. The program also is available to support all people of any faith or no faith who are seeking spiritual support.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association offers free education programs, support groups, early stage engagement programs, as well as a 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900)
Amira Choice Minnetonka – offers independent senior living, assisted living, enhanced care and memory care. We empower seniors to live optimistically, confidently and with a sense of purpose. We provide supportive services and individualized care within a community where everyone can flourish.
Elder Voice Advocates – championing solutions that prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation – while promoting the highest standards of care for all vulnerable adults.
English Rose – Our mission is to optimize wellbeing. Services offered include – memory care, assisted living, home health care, and care consulting.
Giving Voice Initiative – Our mission is to inspire and equip organizations to bring together people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well- being, purpose and community understanding.
HealthCare Interactive, Inc – Our mission is “Empowering Caregivers Through Education”. CARES ® is an award winning series of 10, online dementia care training programs developed in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association. The focus is the 5-step CARES approach (Connect, Assess, Respond, Evaluate, Share) that can be incorporated into everything caregivers do every day. We also have a specific program called Savvy Caregiver™ – Knowledge, Skills Mastery.
Open Circle Adult Day Services – an adult day program designed to provide support to individuals with changing physical, cognitive and/or social abilities and help them achieve their goals by attending to mind, body and spirit in a supervised and nurturing setting. Individuals attend two to five days a week where they are in an environment that enables them to thrive. Our centers offer therapeutic programs, leisure activities, social connections and nursing oversight. Members receive health monitoring, counseling and education from our staff nurse.
Right at Home – To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve. We do this by providing in-home caregivers to assist seniors with non-medical activities of daily living like homemaking, meals, laundry, errands and transportation as well as personal cares such as bathing/showering, dressing and grooming tasks.
Sholom Community Alliance – Sholom Home West offers accommodations for individuals requiring rehabilitation from an accident, surgery or illness as well as well as those needing a long term supportive environment.
SYNERGY HomeCare – We are a non-medical home care provider. We have a team of approximately 90 caregivers who work in our clients’ homes. We can provide respite for the family caregivers. We have no minimum hours and no contracts.
To The Last Dance, A Partner’s Story of Living and Loving Through Dementia – A book and message about possibilities through the heartache of Dementia
Trellis – a strong partner with the Senior LinkAge Line® – which is a free, statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. The Senior LinkAge Line helps older Minnesotans and caregivers find answers and connect to the services and support they need.
Jordyn Brennan (Artist) – A State of Being is a series of drawings centering mundane, overlooked moments of care and connection.This work reflects the breadth of time, the practice of noticing, and the spectrum of roles involved in caregiving. Some drawings are completely resolved while others appear to be unfinished to imply that a caregiver’s work is never truly complete. Multiple drawings are done of the same subject, experimenting with different sizes, mediums, and substrates. Similarly, caregiving involves routines and repeated tasks day after day. For this reason, I chose to display drawings of repeating imagery depicting daily living routines, social interactions, and domestic spaces.
There are many things in the world, specifically in our healthcare system that are wrong and have been unjust and unfair for a very long time. This work is not to erase or simplify that in any way. However, I believe that imagery we see directly affects our thinking and our behavior and it is important that we see positive images of people receiving care, caregivers and the relationships that develop from caring in art. Aging is inevitable and at some point in all our lives we will need some form of care. I create this body of work so that the viewer can begin to normalize the idea of care, the need for good caregiving and the positive and mutual benefits of caregiving relationships. www.jordynbrennan.com