Please join us for our Annual Candlighting:

Caregivers are the individuals who walk alongside loved ones that are living with memory loss and play an  important role in providing structure, safety and meaningful days. However, care partners need a village of support.

Caring for a loved one can be complicated. Care  partners must possess a variety of skills, which vary depending on the needs of their loved ones. GEM is here to support care partners.

Not everyone knows or understands all that is  involved in caregiving, so it can feel like it’s a thankless job. It is important for caregivers to learn best  practices about what caregiving entails and, if possible, to ask for help! GEM provides that extra support  with training, respite, art programs and Harmony Cafés.

It is easy to start but hard to quit. Caregiving is a marathon, not a sprint! Caring for a close friend or family member is not like having a regular job. Many times, the hours are not set, the role changes with the loved one’s needs, and there are emotional ties that can be challenging as the person  experiencing memory loss changes.

You are not alone on this journey. GEM has been there for families for more than twenty-two years.  Learn about the BEST PRACTICES in memory care; both you as care partner and the person who is experiencing memory loss will benefit!

Sunday, November 14th (5:00 – 8:00pm)
A Very Special GEM Event
at Outer Banks Brewing Station