Blog: 'Celebrate' Posts
At Joy’s House, Mr. Tom has found independence, new friends, and a place to be himself. We hope all of our Guests feel this same sense of belonging and self-worth when they spend their days with us. That’s why this month, we put our focus on celebrating our Guests, past and present, who make Joy’s...
Rupert joined Mary’s family by way of Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs. They have joined us for years at our annual community open house. This month we celebrate Mary, Rupert and everyone else who has been a part of highlighting...
In August, we celebrate our Guest Scholarship Program. Patricia puts it best: “I am grateful for the scholarship which helps me be able to provide a living, pay the bills and purchase the necessities of life. Thankfully, there are places like Joy’s House who understand the great financial strain when it comes to caregiving.” “Hi....
People donate to Joy’s House for a variety of reasons. Just about everyone recognizes the many needs for those living with life-altering diagnoses to have a warm and safe place to be seen, celebrated, and accepted, Our donors generously support our mission and make it possible for us to continue providing services, love and connection...
Theresa Bonner was the first paid staff member at Joy’s House. She left in 2005, worked in a variety of fields with other companies and then returned as our Family Care Manager this past year. Corrina Thompson remembers working alongside Theresa as an intern. She too went on to work in another field and after...
Miss Betty is a spry and sassy 95 year old who keeps us on our toes! During the month of May, we pause to celebrate our sponsors. These are the companies, foundations, and organizations who give generously with financial support, shared marketing, volunteers, and expertise. When they make the decision to support Joy’s House, they...
by Ben Batchelder  When trying to decide on what I should do for my Eagle Project, I decided to look into working with Joy’s House through a recommendation from a close friend. This friend used to work at the American Alzheimer’s Association, and I had done some volunteer work with them in the past. Last...
National Volunteer Week falls in April every year, so it seems appropriate to take this month and celebrate Grant and the countless others who give so selflessly of their time and talents to Joy’s House – helping to put on events, spending time with our Guests, keeping our spaces tidy, and in so many other...
Editor’s Note: In the spirit of our March 2019 celebration and reunion focus – Pilot Programs and Academic Relationships – we’d like to introduce you to Joy’s House University, an exciting new initiative meant to further engage our Guests and enrich their time at Joy’s House.  Pilot programs are exciting, a little bit of the...
March has us celebrating our academic partnerships and pilot programs implemented at Joy’s House throughout the years. We can think of no one better to represent this special month than Dr. Ellen Miller. Currently the associate Provost of Research, Graduate Programs, and Academic Partnerships; Executive Director, center for Aging and Community; and the DeHaan Endowed...