AOS & Friends Care: What Can WE Do to Help?

Dedicated to Serving Direct Care Needs and Supporting Programs and Events for Those Affected by Dementia

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Be a Friend to Someone with Dementia

AOS & Friends Care provides a variety of free services to the community including direct care grants, personalized music players, robo companion pets, resources, and education. In addition, we host a monthly Memory Café, in partnership with Thyme and Place Café. This provides a safe social outing for an individual experiencing memory impairment and their loved one.

During the past two years, we have seen steady growth and been honored to give to those in our immediate community. We have provided 27 direct care grants, 10 music players and 24 robo companion pets (to individuals and facilities).

We need your help to continue this important work.

We are hosting our annual fundraiser, Mums for Memory™, on September 20, but you can help now.

Helping is easy. We offer sponsorship opportunities and accept individual donations. Each $25 donation comes with a beautiful purple mum, grown locally at Green Haven Plant Farm and a listing on our Memory Wall Banner “in honor” or “in memory” of someone that has been personally touched by a dementia or related condition. Mums can be picked up at our event or delivered.

For more information please click here or download the event flyer here.

This is a cause near and dear to our hearts, and we truly hope you will consider being a sponsor or making an individual donation.

Thank you from the AOS & Friends Care, Inc. Board of Directors

John Barrett | Kathryn Doddridge | Mia Lorenz
Amy Natt | Sam Smith | Karen Sullivan

Companion Robo Pet Program Something to Bark About

Joyce Gross, a resident at Pinehurst Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, cuddles and talks softly with a pair of companion robo pets. Her smile is simply contagious and grows broader with each stroke of the cat and dog.

After reading an article about the use of companion robo pets in a skilled nursing facility with its residents who have dementia, John Barrett, of Pinehurst, wanted to make a program of this kind a reality here in Moore County for residents like Gross. Barrett had already witnessed the impact of making visits with his own therapy dog firsthand and how the visits left residents asking for more time with the dog.

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