Friday, February 19, 2010

Welcome to Our Family

Welcome to the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc., which was the first in the nation to provide adult day care for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Today we continue to expand our mission and reach into the San Diego community to help meet a growing need for the highest quality of care for loved ones impacted by this disease, which today is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Today we stand on the brink of a national epidemic unlike anything we have experienced before. As the largest number of Americans ever reaches retirement age, Alzheimer’s (AD) and other similar progressive and fatal diseases such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Lewy-body threaten life as we know it. There are over 90,000 families right here in San Diego coping with these diseases every day.

The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc. has been serving San Diego families touched by AD and other dementias for over 27 years. Caring for the whole family has been our highest priority through adult day care, education, support groups, crisis intervention, referrals, and financial assistance. We currently have facilities in Chula Vista (South Bay), Encinitas (North County) and Hillcrest (central San Diego).

We intend for this blog to keep our community of families, staff and donors informed of upcoming events, support services, legislation, research and myriad other topics of interest to those in San Diego County in search of information and assistance.
Again, welcome to the Glenner Centers community, where everyone is considered family.

(Photo: Our corporate headquarters, which is located across the street from the GGG Alzheimer's Family Center in Hillcrest at the corner of 4th and Pennsylvannia avenues.)

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