Nassau County Club Supports Dementia Day Program

Nassau County Club Donates Emergency Supplies to Program Participants

Pictured: Gia Mannone, LMSW, Director of Day Programs at the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center

Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center received a generous gift of bathroom emergency devices from the Central Nassau Rotary Club to support the safety and wellbeing of its day program participants.

“We are always taking into consideration the safety of our participants,” said Tori Cohen, LCSW, Executive Director of the LIAD Center. “We are so honored and lucky to have the support of our country’s rotary to ensure that we can confidently support families every step of the way.”

Diagnosed individuals and caregivers come to the LIAD Center knowing they are guaranteed the upmost safety and care. With that, the Central Nassau Rotary generously donated emergency bathroom devices, including pull strings and motion sensors, for all the facility’s bathrooms.

“The LIAD Center has a warm place in my heart and the heart of my family. At a very sad, stressful and scary time, my family and I watched my mom deteriorate from Alzheimer’s disease,” said Rony Kessler, Co-President of the Central Nassau County Rotary Club. “We were at a loss of what we can do to help her and the knowledge of what to expect – the LIAD Center helped us in both these areas. Realizing the financial hardships that exists now more than ever, I felt it was important to support this organization and their guests however possible.”

The Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia (LIAD) Center offers hands-on services, including day programming, support groups, educational trainings and more. Their programs are designed to support individuals’ abilities, what they can still do productively and happily – an initiative carried into the design of their state-of-the-art facility as well.

About the Author Dana Castoria

Dana’s personal interest in health and wellness ignites her passion to help execute impactful change in the nonprofit field. As a Hofstra University graduate with a degree in Public Health and a demonstrated history in communications, Dana is committed to merge the community, individuals and professionals of Long Island to help the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center achieve its mission. Having joined the team in July 2017, she came from an assisted living facility and with over 5 years’ experience in the senior care field. Dana helped the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center plant it’s feet and grow in the new Westbury location, and believes her efforts to attain the resources to further develop and sustain its services is her part in caring for and supporting diagnosed individuals and caregivers. Outside of the office, you can find Dana exploring Manhattan, on the beach with a volleyball, dog-watching at a park or spending time with her family and friends, especially if a board game is involved!

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