The article explains Aishlings beginnings and obvious passion for serving seniors and their families who are suffering with the many facets of the aging process. Here is an excerpt of the article:
Facing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a difficult time for many families. After Aishling Dalton-Kelly and her family were impacted by dementia when her mother was diagnosed, she was faced with a reality she did not understand.
“As a family, we didn’t know where to go or what to do,” she said.
Dalton-Kelly began to research and eventually dedicated her life to helping others who face a similar struggle.
“The rest is history,” she said. “I wanted to help others.”
The rest of the article went on to explain how the relationship got started between Aishling and Rev. Evan Goranson. What started out as a simple request to volunteer space for a support group quickly turned into a cooperative effort to implement many supportive programs.
Aishling remembers that when she first reached out to local churches for assistance, none of them stepped up and offered to help as quickly as Hope Covenant. Now, with the church, Aishling Companion Home Care is able to not only offer an Alzheimers Support Group on a weekly basis, but also Ageless Grace demonstrations and use it as a Music and Memory Donation site. Soon, Aishling will offer an experiential training called “Dementia: Inside & Out”. This training is offered to help families understand exactly how dementia feels through a customized hands on experience while including educational material to support family members and caregivers. It is a truly worthwhile eye opening experience for all.
To read the full article written by Amanda Del Buono visit: http://www.opprairie.com/aishling-hope-covenant-bring-awareness-alzheimer’s-dementia (you will need to be a member to have access)