Donor Spotlight: A Donation of Artistry

 In Alzheimer's Prevention Tips, Brain Health, General, Health, Newsletter, Support Alzheimer's Research and Prevention

Your ARPF would like to thank Fran S. for donating hundreds of beautiful greeting cards that we will use to stay in touch with our offline supporters. Fran has been an artist all her life– living in New York, she’s experienced a colorful city full of inspiration. 

The photo-printed cards were created by Fran and display handmade textiles she purchased throughout the years. The textiles are completely unique and come from all over the world, mostly made during the early 1900s.

This card is a photo of a traditional Guatemalan woman’s blouse.

Fran was introduced to ARPF research over ten years ago. “My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when I found out about ARPF, I started donating to the Foundation. I remember seeing they were based in Tucson, AZ. I reached out to Kirti when I was passing through Tucson and we’ve been friends ever since.”

Fran with her garment and cards.

Fran has had several family members and friends suffer from Alzheimer’s. “I think it’s important to stay creative and active because doing something that is so joyful becomes therapeutic and that is a great way to stay mentally healthy. Using textiles or things that you find beautiful and making something out of it is a very fun activity. As we get older, we can’t do all the things we used to be able to. For me, finding creativity, color, and clothes are things that bring valid enjoyment to help stave off boredom and feelings of isolation.”

Your ARPF is grateful for Fran and all of our supporters and the friends we’ve made along the way. This vibrant community continues to grow and we are thankful for the great people who have joined our mission.

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