From the HCMF

Mission Statement: To provide financial assistance to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia in
Henry County, MO while continuing to educate and assist their family and caregivers.
The Henry County Memory Fund was established in 2014 to raise funds that will remain in Henry
County, MO to help provide support to caregivers, family members, and patients of
Alzheimer’s/Dementia. We will provide up to $500 a year for assistance with prescriptions, medical bills,
durable medical equipment, respite care, transportation, utilities, housing assistance needs, and other
areas of need. Disbursement directly to vendors is preferred.
We have applications available if you or someone you know is in need of some assistance, especially the
end of the year with holidays and all the other expenses. Please contact Ranae Walrath at GVMH at
(660) 890-7294 for an application or questions.
The Medicine of Music program is now set up to start taking on participants by supplying Alzheimer’s,
dementia and brain trauma patients with an iPod, customized with their very favorite songs, to help
their overall well-being and help in times of anxiety or stress. If you would like more information about
the program or to find out how to get an iPod for your loved one contact Ranae, 660-890-7294.
Please plan to attend the upcoming 3rd annual “Sounds of the Season”, a Christmas Sing-a-Long which
will benefit the Medicine of Music program and supply funds for music for the iPods we give the folks in
the program. This event partners with the Clinton Arts Council and will feature area musicians. It will be
held Sunday, December 2nd, 4pm at the beautifully decorated Methodist Church. This program will put
you in the Christmas spirit and raise money for a good cause! No charge to attend – a free will offering
will be taken. We are also collecting used iPods, so if you have any used iPods or would like to donate
iTunes cards, please bring them to the Sing-a-Long or contact Kathy Garnett at the Methodist Church at
(660)-885-5597.
Mark your calendar for our 2019 HCMF Big Purple Party, Saturday, May 4. We honor, recognize and
remember those battling Dementia and Alzheimer’s with a ceremony and walk.