A proven caregiver-to-caregiver mentor model. This personalized match offers one on one connection with someone who understands. It is vital for loved ones and their care partners to connect with someone who has walked this path too. We imagine a world where no one walks this path alone. Upon this realization, I reached back to Jonny Imerman, my dear friend and colleague for inspiration.
in 2003, Jonny founded Imerman Angels (IA), a 1:1 international peer support network for those affected by cancer and headquartered here in Chicago. He founded the organization after personally battling cancer at age 26 - a battle made more burdensome by not feeling connected to others sharing his experience. He had never met someone his age with cancer, and knew that there would be value in connecting people in a broad network. Thus, he began an idea that is now a proven model that custom matches cancer fighters to cancer survivors - and caregivers, patients, and loved ones seeking support all around the world. Its personalized approach and unique model has touched countless lives.
This model is an inspiration for improving care in the Alzheimer’s space as well. Jonny graciously joined the Board of Directors at Lorenzo’s House and together we will modify the IA model and build a caregiver to caregiver match to support families on this journey.
If you are a caregiver to someone living with Alzheimer’s or know of someone who may want to learn more, please connect with us - and together we can envision a world where no one has to live with Alzheimer’s alone.