Doug Grainger Joins Other Community Members in Supporting and Recognizing Hope Health’s Work with Alzheimer Patients and Families.
October 19, 2015 – Local Cape Cod business leader Doug Grainger recently attended a fundraiser for Hope Health, noting the level of support from the community. Held August 21, Celebrate Summer Memories was sponsored by the company’s Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services division and held at the Wequasset Resort and Golf Club in Harwich. The featured speaker was Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected and Love Anthony. Having appeared on various TV shows, Genova travels around the world speaking about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism.
The fourth annual event also included hors d’oeuvres and live music. Supporters attended a live and silent auction to back the event’s cause. Mark Novota served as honorary chair and Richard Morgano, Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services committee member, as event chair.
Sponsors of Celebrate Summer Memories this year included Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Independence Park, Athena Health Care Systems, Atria Woodbirar, and Harbor Point at Centerville. The generous contributions of these sponsors and others help Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s to continue to provide critical services to those dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on Cape Cod and the surrounding communities.
Paving the Way with Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services
Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services provides various services for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Also serving community agencies, it used funds raised from Celebrate Summer Memories to support telephone and email help plus memory screenings in the local community. Funds were also used for promoting support groups, grants to give short-term breaks to caregivers, and extending accredited education to healthcare professionals and the community.
“The event was absolutely first class. Everyone certainly enjoyed themselves, but more importantly it was inspiring to see the community coming together to support Hope’s Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. My wife Ann and I are grateful for the work they do.”
Doug is a 1970 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and former Marine Corps pilot having achieved the rank of captain. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, including investment banking and venture capital. He is also a designated Master in Estate Preservation.
Hope Health: Extending Care and Services in Eastern Massachusetts
Hope Health delivers a wide range of medical care, care management, and support services throughout the area. Services include hospice care, house calls, dementia and Alzheimer’s services, care for kids, community care, and education. It relies upon direct donations, fundraising events, and the work of volunteers to further its cause.
The company was founded in 1981 as Hospice of Cape Cod. One of the first hospice programs in the nation, it has grown with the need to support people who are living longer, and with multiple chronic conditions. Even as early as 1979, hospice and grief support services were being provided on Cape Cod. By 2010, Hope Health was serving an area spanning six counties and it became a subsidiary of Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod &The Islands in 2011. The HouseCalls primary care program launched in 2012 and the Specialized HouseCalls program for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease caregivers began in 2013.
To learn more, go to http://hopehealthco.org/.