SURPRISE, AZ – Benevilla is very thankful for the “Marley Park Matters” Philanthropy Team who have launched a gift drive to support the members of their Life Enrichment Day Programs this holiday season. The “official” dates for the gift drive are December 2nd through December 15th.
“Marley Park Matters,” a longtime advocate of Benevilla, is inviting all Marley Park residents to help make wishes come true for the members of the 5 Benevilla Life Enrichment Programs by purchasing and donating gifts to be used at the programs. To make shopping easier, an online gift purchasing wish list on AmazonSmile has been created for the event. The requested items range from light exercise equipment to fun physical activities games to puzzles. These gifts were specially chosen to enhance and enrich the health and independence of the seniors and intellectually challenged adults in the Benevilla Life Enrichment programs with Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s or the aftereffects of a stroke.
The 5 programs benefitting from the generous efforts of “Marley Park Matters” are:
Lucy Anne’s Place is a day program specifically for people who have early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Wellness and lifelong learning classes are offered throughout the day. The optional intergenerational program promotes unique interactions between members enrolled in Lucy Anne’s Place and children enrolled in Wirtzie’s Preschool & Childcare.
Mary’s Place Life Enrichment Day Program serves members with mid to advanced stages of dementia.
The memory care programming focus of Mary’s Place is to identify the strengths of each member, working with them to make the most of those opportunities, which ultimately helps preserve memory. A registered nurse provides medical oversight, including medication administration, regular monitoring of weight and vitals, care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, and many other services requested by the primary physician.
The Restorative Life Enrichment Day Program serves members with Parkinson’s, early to moderate Alzheimer’s or other dementia, are a survivor of a stroke, or have had a fall-related injury. The program promotes activity, mobility and independence, increases muscle strength and balance, enhances confidence and self-esteem and focuses on preventing deterioration wherever possible. A registered nurse provides medical oversight.
The West Valley Life Enrichment Day Program serves members who are stroke survivors, those with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This day program supports those who live in Peoria, Glendale and West Phoenix. This lively program helps a diverse group of people with a wide range of care needs. Activities are adapted for specific physical challenges to include everyone’s participation. Members have the best of all worlds: a socially inviting, club-like atmosphere with the support of amazing professionals and dedicated volunteers focused on the personal needs of each member.
The Helping Partners Life Enrichment Day Program serves adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Entertainment, educations, games, crafts, gardening, community outings, and exercise fill the daily agenda. Members are involved and help direct their daily activities, including meal preparation. Indoor and outdoor spaces offer inviting, opportunities for group activities or private time, just like home.
“Marley Park Matters” has set up an easy to follow link on their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/497782424404094/ to make the purchasing process easier. Marley Park residents can donate in person by dropping off items at one of their drop locations or online through the link. “We are so thankful for our community supporters like “Marley Park Matters” who believe in the Benevilla mission so much as to put together amazing new ways to add to the vitality of our programs.” said Benevilla Vice President of Program Operations, Courtney Allen.