Not being able to have our annual charity gala with A Night To Remember / Une Soirée Inoubliable this year did not stop us or our amazing volunteers to keep our message strong. Here’s a wonderful and important message from one of our volunteers Jesse!
We hope this video inspires you all to call or check up on a loved one, a friend or someone in the community.
To learn more about Hope for Dementia, volunteer or donate, please visit: hopefordementia.org
“I was recently in Mexico to visit my grandmother right before the pandemic hit.
What made this trip different was how we bonded over my family history. This dated years before my mother was even born, a much different time. I could tell that talking about this gave her so much joy and I was fascinated to learn about my origins.
This pandemic made me cherish those talks a lot more. Hearing about her life, I realized that it was only until now that my generation has experienced a world-altering event. I wanted to reassure her that I was safe and it was a way for me to see that she was too.
As a creative, I wanted to document this quarantine at some capacity. I rewatched all the work I’ve created throughout my career and my most memorable pieces were not of the flashy events but the impactful stories. I immediately started documenting our conversations.
We’ve always been close but distance plays a factor. However, these past few months we got closer.
As the world slowly reopens, let’s not forget about our elders. While it is nice to see places open up, remember life isn’t quite the same for them yet. Five minutes of your day will surely make theirs.
I’m proud to be apart of the Hope For Dementia Impact Community to help those in need.”