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

Mums for MemoriesTM 2018You Were the Key to Success

AOSfcare Mums for Memory

Thanks to all sponsors, individual contributors, and volunteers for making the 2018 Mums for MemoryTM such a success

  • Mums for Memory

Your generosity will greatly help AOS & Friends Care in providing a variety of free services to the community including direct care grants, personalized music players, robo companion pets, resources, and education. In addition, to hosting the monthly Memory Café, in partnership with Thyme and Place Café.

We depend on you to allow us to continue this important work.

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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