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.