Author - Lauren Holley
Tickets are on sale for the Bluffton Rotary Oyster Roast January 29th 5:00 - 8:00  pm at Oyster Factory Park.  $45 in advance and $50 at the door
Foundation Chair Greg Wynn recognized Dick Storm and presented him his Paul Harris +6 pin.  Thank you Dick for your support of our charity, The Rotary Foundation.
Two new members were inducted:  Marco Sanchez who is sponsored by Kevin Courtney and Sandy McGuire who is sponsored by Kristin Keller.  Please make sure to meet them and welcome them to VLR.
Mary Doyle from Memory Matters was the speaker.
- Memory Matters started in a church basement as a place for caregivers to take their loved ones for respite
- They are considered an expert in Brain Health - knowing there is no cure, but promote ad teach lifestyle changes to prolong healthy and quality of life.
- In 2020 an estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older have some type of memory care need
- They have a focus on brain health that includes promotion and education around: Exercise, the Mediterranean lifestyle, lifelong learning, socializing, tearfulness and brain boosters
-50% of their clients come from off island
- They offer various classes for both clients and caregivers, including counseling, Brain Booster classes, day programs, support groups, etc.
- Their day program is primarily for Alzheimer's, Stroke, and Parkinson's clients and they average about 15 clients per day
- 75% of their revenue is from grants and donations.
- They are always looking for volunteers and support for their facilities as well as for their Board of Directors