ALL OF US AT GLORIA'S WAY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. MANY OF OUR STAFF HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY AFFECTEDAND/OR HAVE CARED FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA.
About the FOUNDER
I am a caregiver for my mother, Gloria, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease in 2016, but had been showing signs of memory loss since 2008. At the time I had been living and working in New York City. In 2015, I took a break from my career and returned home when I realized something was not quite right with my mother’s cognitive abilities. As I assessed the situation, it became clear that my father, a retired and respected attorney, was also aging and limited in what he could do to manage my mother’s daily care. It quickly became evident that if I was to help my parents, I needed more support.
I turned to local dementia-specific organizations which provided valuable assistance in identifying local resources as well as up-to-date information regarding the disease, research and treatment options. The information was thorough and comprehensive; however, it was also overwhelming and much of it expensive. As I started to meet others in a similar situation, I heard many of the same issues and found that I simply did not have the time or energy, in between caring for my mom and supporting my dad, to pull together a reasonable program for my family.
I began to dream about a community-based program with services that provide support, education and relief for those affected by memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer Disease. A place that was affordable and where I could count on for all my needs; a ‘one stop shop’ where individuals with dementia, their family members and care givers can obtain support and guidance to maintain healthy, active and connected lives in their homes and communities…… “Gloria’s Way”
Gloria was mom, a wife, a friend. She was a fierce supporter of doing the right thing and having a lot of fun while doing it!
We believe all people, regardless of ability can embrace who they are,can define their future, and can change the world.
All programming at Gloria’s Way is based on the Social Model of Dementia, focusing on the rights of the Individual. Gloria’s Way strives to empower each person, promoting his or her capabilities and offering choices that will give the best quality of life possible.
Gloria's Way Core Values
COMPASSION: Provide services with sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance of cultural and socio-economic diversity
TEAMWORK: Network with community resources and assets to promote participant engagement in cultural and social activities
RESPECT: Promote compassionate, stigma-free environment where every person is valued
QUALITY: Adhere to excellence and best practices in delivery of services
INSPIRATION: Inspire hope through holistic approach, addressing physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs
Gloria's Way Users
Individuals with Early stage Alzheimer's & Dementia
Family & Care partners