The Best Friends Center is looking for volunteers for its adult day program that provides people diagnosed with memory loss and dementia a safe environment while offering family members a respite.
The Best Friends Center is sponsored by Christian Care Communities and is located at East Main Street and Ransom Avenue in the Second Presbyterian Church. The Center is open from 7:30 am. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Bobby Potts at (859) 258-2226, or email him at Bobby.firstname.lastname@example.org.
$100,000 donation raised
Road to the Horse, an equine competition held March 15-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park, generated a $100,000 donation to support Central Kentucky Riding for Hope's program for military service members, veterans and their families. The donation was made possible by past and present Road to the Horse competitors who donated memorabilia for an auction and to attendees of the event who purchased wristbands.
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Special Olympics gets $25,000 grant
Special Olympics Kentucky has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Anthem Foundation to help fund Special Olympics Kentucky Healthy Athletes activities. The grant will help fund the Healthy Athletes Wellness Village at the 2013 State Summer Games in Richmond and at the 2013 MedFest event in Lexington, as well as new Healthy Athletes screenings that were held in conjunction with the 2013 State Basketball Tournament, which took place March 8-10 in Louisville.
Special Olympics Healthy Athletes programs provide a number of screenings to Special Olympics Athletes and others with intellectual disabilities. Screenings include vision, dental, hearing and physical therapy screenings and screenings for foot problems. At MedFest events, athletes and potential athletes also receive sports physicals which meet the requirements to participate in Special Olympics competitions.
Saint Joseph distributes $70,000 from fundraiser
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently distributed more than $70,000 from funds raised at the 24th Annual Evening with the STARS gala. The committee awarded $10,000 for Baby Health Services; $10,000 to provide free mammograms and screenings at the Breast Center located at Saint Joseph East; and a $50,000 lead gift toward the capital campaign to expand services and purchase a 3D ready new digital mammography machine for the breast center. In its 24-year history, the committee has raised more than $1 million to support the programs and services of Saint Joseph and Saint Joseph East hospitals.
The 25th Annual Evening with the STARS black-tie gala will be November 16 at the Embassy Suites. To attend, sponsor or assist with items for the silent auction, call (859) 313-1705.
Memory Café to meet Monday
The Memory Café will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Living Arts and Science Center, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. The Memory Café is free of charge and is open to anyone with memory problems and their caregivers. For more information, call Deborah Danner at (859) 323-6040.