This holiday season, Alzheimer’s Community Care has partnered with Wellington resident Kelly Merbler for the Senior Significance Project.
Merbler is a leadership development consultant, keynote speaker and founder of the Kelly Merbler Company.
Launched in 2014, Merbler started the Senior Significance Project in memory of her mother. As part of her broader mission to keep seniors as a significant part of life and give back, the Senior Significance Project brings community members together to donate gifts and spend time with Alzheimer’s patients and nursing home residents across Florida during the holiday season.
“In 2013, I lost my mother to her battle with dementia. I was so moved by her experience and seeing how many nursing home residents spend holidays and birthdays alone, I vowed to find a way to make an impact in seniors’ lives,” Merbler said. “The Senior Significance Project is very near and dear to my heart because it is one way I’m able to honor my mother’s legacy and continue making a difference.”
This year, Alzheimer’s Community Care is a beneficiary of the project. On Dec. 15, a team of volunteers visited Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Boca Raton Specialized Day Center. On Dec. 21, they will visit ACC’s Wellington Specialized Day Center to share gifts and spend quality time with patients.
“We could not be more thrilled to partner with Kelly Merbler for the Senior Significance Project,” ACC President & CEO Michael Jessup explained. “It’s incredible to see how a small act of kindness can bring so much joy to our patients. Watching our patients’ faces light up when volunteers come to deliver gifts, and more importantly spend time with them, will be priceless. We’re so thankful for Kelly and all of the dedicated volunteers this holiday season.”
Community members are invited to purchase gifts for these deliveries from the Senior Significance Project Amazon wish list at www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1G7C5ZVDS139I?ref_=wl_share.