Cheryl's Story: Help when help was needed most

"They saved my mother."

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Quality healthcare is important at all stages of life. St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center provides professional care for adults with disabilities, ensuring they are able to function at their highest ability and giving their families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are well cared for while away.

One such story is Cheryl and her mother, who has been attending the program since 2015. As her mother’s memory faded, due to Alzheimer’s, Cheryl needed a way for her to remain active and to spend time with others.

St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, which specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, was the place. Cheryl’s mother qualified for St. Agnes’ scholarship program, supported by United Way donors, which provides financial assistance to cover all therapeutic activities provided to clients.

The scholarship program has helped Cheryl afford to send her mother to the program up to five days a week, for which she is very grateful, allowing her to take care of other needs during the day so that she is able to care for her mother at night. 

During her time at St. Agnes, Cheryl's mother has been able to cope with her Alzheimer’s. Although the disease is still progressing, she is able to do activities she enjoys, such as cleaning and playing bingo. She loves spending time at St. Agnes so much that she may get upset on days she cannot go.

With all the support she and her mom have received at St. Agnes, Cheryl has noticed that her Mom is happier and more active. "St. Agnes has been a Godsend," Cheryl said. “They have saved my mom.”

Without United Way donors, quality healthcare services, like St. Agnes, would not exist to help seniors live happy lives. We appreciate your support in helping us support a network of quality education, health and financial stability programs in Northwest Indiana for all residents.

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