As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, stories of the superheroes making a difference in our community are popping up everywhere. The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) is celebrating these many heroic individuals by asking community members to send in names of these heroes so they can be acknowledged.
AFSC Executive Director Molly Perdue says “Superheroes pass through the world unnoticed until someone in trouble needs them. Then they turn up and do the impossible with courage, grace, compassion, humor, and love. During this pandemic we have seen superheroes appear in many forms and in many places: a neighbor who stays with someone with dementia when a caregiver is rushed to the hospital; a CNA who takes an extra shift at a nursing home; or a doctor who is separated from her family because of the risk of contagion. We’d like to help them feel seen and thanked.”
The AFSC asks Cape Codders to take the time to nominate an Alzheimer’s Superhero they know by emailing the following:
1. Your name, phone number, and email address;
2. The name, phone number, and email address of the superhero you are nominating;
3. A short paragraph (no more than 4 sentences) about why you consider the nominee a superhero;
4. A photo of your superhero, if possible.
5. Send your nominations to email@example.com
The AFSC will be collecting superhero nominations until Saturday, May 30. The list of superheroes will be released soon after. For more information, contact the AFSC at (508) 896-5170, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The motto of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) is “Until There’s A Cure, There’s Community.” Their mission is to provide free clinical and socialsupport, information, education and social connection to Cape Cod’s many families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. This locally based grassroots non-profit has been providing such services in every town on Cape Cod for the past five years. Now, with social distancing in place, they have expanded to virtual services seven days a week.
The AFSC is also sending out daily email blasts with current information and fun ways to pass the time with loved ones. Their staff has constantly updated lists of local resources for food, pharmacy, legal and other needs. They also send daily videos to keep caregivers informed and their spirits up. You can sign up to receive these videos by email at https://www.alzheimerscapecod.org/contact.html
Any caregiver needing information or support can call (508) 896-5170 seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Messages are checked regularly. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and are vital to insuring these free services remain available across the Cape Cod community.
The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod provides an array of free, comprehensive services to the Cape’s Alzheimer’s/dementia community. For information about the AFSC, call (508) 896-5170; email email@example.com; or visit our website: www.alzheimerscapecod.org