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Memory Makers

United Way awards $30,000 in grants

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded nine local organizations grants totaling $30,000. The grants responded to significant needs in the community. (December 5, 2013, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    The board of directors of Respite Day Services of Oxford and staff of Memory Makers write to thank all of the volunteers and others who help give “rest-breaks” to local caregivers. (April 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Emeritus Tree of Promises to help Memory Makers

      At 6 p.m. Monday, Emeritus at Oxford will hold a lighting ceremony for its “Tree of Promises” that will be covered in purple decorations that can be purchased for $5 each. Funds raised will go toward the Memory Makers respite program. (December 6, 2012, Page 3)

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        Memory Makers to expand

        November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so it’s a great time to honor those afflicted with the disease or some other form of dementia as well those who care for them by helping Oxford’s Memory Makers Respite Care Program continue to expand through donations. (November 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Respite care gives caregivers well-deserved break

          The Memory Makers respite care  program began in October after Dianne Arnold, an Alzheimer’s trainer for the Division of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, teamed up with Jo Ann O’Quin, a University of Mississippi social work professor and the founding member of the local Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary in February.

          The participants start their day at Memory Makers with coffee or tea and a small snack. On Thursday, it was banana nut bread. The group gathers around a table along with the program volunteers to sing songs, tell stories about their past or play trivia games. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

            Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

            The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

            For more information, e-mail (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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