May 5, READING, Mass – Reading Co-operative Bank donated $2,500 to the David K. Johnson Foundation, whose mission is to promote awareness and provide support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The donation was use by the Foundation to host, “Aging Parents: Navigating the Journey,” an informative and entertaining panel discussion hosted by author Janet Simpson Benvenuti, Don't Give Up on Me! Supporting Aging Parents Successfully; Stephen J. Spano, Elder Law Attorney at Spano & Dawicki; and Jacqui Carson, CEO of Sanborn Place Home Care & Day Services.
The DKJ Foundation was started by Bruce and Greg Johnson in 2001, soon after their father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 60. Their mission is to raise money and awareness to cure Alzheimer’s and support families affected by the disease by providing resources and guidance throughout their journey. All money raised by the David K. Johnson Foundation is donated to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Sanborn Place Home Care & Day Services and the David and Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
“Reading Co-operative Bank is happy to support the David K. Johnson Foundation; it is a wonderful organization that is committed to helping families at a difficult time. Dealing with aging parents can be an extremely overwhelming task, but the DKJ Foundation is available to help individuals collect the information they need to do that successfully,” says Julieann Thurlow, President and CEO of Reading Co-operative Bank.
In the photo: Joe Picano - DKJ Foundation Board Member, Bruce Johnson - DKJ Foundation Co-Founder, Greg Ryan and Gregg Johnson - DKJ Foundation Co-Founder.