Introducing the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund

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.”

Through the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund, the Council on Aging at the Kane Center is able to strengthen its existing brain health and dementia care programs as well as develop new ones. The fund benefits programs like early intervention resources to help those with mild cognitive impairment keep their brains and bodies active and connect with a peer support group. It also supports free counseling services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers and free ID locator bracelets to help law enforcement find individuals who have wandered from safety. In addition, the fund supports therapeutic enrichment programs including music and art therapy, community outings, brain fitness, veterans support, and specialized exercise classes.

The need for community-based support for individuals living with memory disorders is growing every day. There are at least 7,392 probable cases of Alzheimer’s disease in Martin County--and many others who are undiagnosed, or who have other types of dementia and cognitive impairment. By providing a comprehensive continuum of care from the earliest indication of memory changes to the late stages of dementia, these individuals and their families will be connected to a strong support system that will enhance their quality of life.

“We are so grateful to the Grimms for their longtime support of memory care programs at the Kane Center,” said Karen Ripper, President and CEO of the Council on Aging. “Through their generosity we were able to bring the Integrative Memory Enhancement Program to the Kane Center in 2016, a specialized program for individuals at the earliest stages of memory loss. Now, with the Mind and Memory Fund, we can continue to innovate and expand access to care.”

To learn more about brain health and memory care programs at the Kane Center, call 772.223.7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org. To learn about making a donation to the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund, contact Michele Jacobs at 772.223.7803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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