Perfect Pair works alongside other community organizations that are serving seniors across the United States. See some of our amazing community partners below!
THE ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is a philanthropic organization with a broad community focus to enrich the quality of life in Washtenaw County through its knowledgeable leadership, engaged grantmaking, and creative partnerships with donors to make philanthropic investments and build endowment. Perfect Pair is incredibly thankful to have AAACF's support for the upcoming 2022 year through the Golden Opportunities Grant, we could not be more grateful for this wonderful community organization!
BRAIN EXERCISE INITIATIVE
BEI is a student-run nonprofit organization with the mission to help seniors living with Alzheimer's thrive, all the while creating intergenerational connections between our residents and college volunteers. Consisting of simple brain exercises, reading out loud, trivia, and math, complied in fun 30-40 minute sessions. BEI hopes to foster an environment that creates lifelong friendships between the volunteers and their residents.
The Brain Exercise Initiative x Perfect Pair collaboration will allow us to provide the BEI math and reading exercise packets as an option for our memory care resident-student pairs. See the BEI activity in our Memory Care Activity Catalog here.
Our Vision: A culture of Aging that’s life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful… that’s what Pioneer Network, a national not-for-profit organization, is all about.
We’re working hard to create a culture where elders’ individual voices are solicited and welcomed, heard, and respected. Our primary goal is to move eldercare to a place where all care and support are person-directed, not system-directed… where flexibility and self-determination are embraced and practiced.
This concept is known as culture change, and Pioneer Network is recognized as the national leader of this movement.
Pioneer Network has a variety of tools and resources available, on topics such as Ageism, Care Planning, Culture Change Fundamentals, Dementia, Dining, Engagement, Leadership, Physical Environment, and Workforce. These include Toolkits, White Papers, and Videos available for viewing On-Demand.
Pioneer Network is pleased to share these resources with the volunteers and leaders at Perfect Pair who are helping to create connections between seniors and college students.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SALINE
Dementia Friendly Saline is a nonprofit based in, but not limited to, Saline MI. We seek to make day-to-day living in communities such as Saline less difficult for persons living with dementia. We offer free workshops to show business people, government personnel, clergy, and other community members how easy it is to make small adjustments that will make it easier for persons with dementia to interact with them. We offer information and support to persons with dementia and their caregivers, along with social activities where they can connect to other persons on the unwelcome journey.
Perfect Pair works with Dementia Friendly Saline to train our executive board and volunteers. We are so lucky to work with an meaningful grassroots organization to make sure that we can best serve our memory care residents.
TimeSlips is an international network of artists and caregivers committed to bringing joy to late life. TimeSlips’ evidence-based and award-winning approach inspires care partners to bring joy to elders with training and free resources designed to help infuse creativity and meaning-making into care relationships and communities. TimeSlips aims to change the way we understand and experience aging by engaging family members, friends, students, and caregivers of every kind in ways of supporting meaningful, emotional, creative connections with elders.
Perfect Pair uses TimeSlip's Imagination Kits as an option for our memory care matches. These beautiful kits allow matches to spark meaningful conversation and lead important conversations to learn more about each other.