Bonita Springs-based franchisor helps provide caregiver support
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — A vast burden sits on the shoulders of caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. That’s why Oasis Senior Advisors is teaming up with Seth Rogen’s nonprofit Hilarity for Charity and healthcare author Jennifer L. FitzPatrick to launch a free virtual book club for dementia caregivers based on FitzPatrick’s book “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One.”
Club participants will meet online for 15 weeks beginning May 15 to discuss topics addressed in the book, including how to pay for care and how to balance caregiving with a career.
“We’re thrilled to provide help for a growing segment of the population facing a tremendous challenge,” Oasis Senior Advisors CEO Tim Evankovich said. “As our population ages and dementia becomes more common, more caregivers require support for the stressful work they do every day.”
“Cruising Through Caregiving” is a down-to-earth yet authoritative guide to becoming a responsible, loving dementia caregiver without being overcome by guilt, exhaustion or worry. It calls upon advice and resources from FitzPatrick and 24 other professionals to help caregivers maintain their health, relationships, financial stability and more.
FitzPatrick is a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and a regular contributor to national media on dementia and caregiving issues. She’s also a certified speaking professional with a master’s in social work and broad firsthand experience as a caregiver.
Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity, which benefits families struggling to provide care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, funds Alzheimer’s prevention research, promotes brain health education and bolsters support groups. The Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian has helped raise more than $10 million through an annual Hilarity for Charity comedy show now streaming on Netflix.
“It’s exciting to see so many talented and influential people recognize the value of helping those with Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as their families,” Evankovich said. “We’re dedicated to providing no-cost help for seniors and families, and to sticking with them every step of the way.”
About Oasis Senior Advisors
Founded in 2014 by Tim Evankovich, Oasis Senior Advisors provides free, personalized help finding transitional housing solutions that best fit the needs of seniors and their families. This includes senior housing, hospital discharge, elder law, specialty care, and more. The company, based in Bonita Springs, Florida, operates a growing number of franchises across the U.S. Their personalized and caring approach to aid seniors and their families has helped many achieve satisfaction, comfort and peace of mind. Through client satisfaction and its strong partnerships with many top-rated senior living communities and services in the country, Oasis Senior Advisors is positioned for continued growth. Franchise opportunities are available nationwide. Visit oasissenioradvisors.com or call 888-455-5838 to learn more.
About Hilarity for Charity
Founded by Lauren and Seth Rogen in 2012, Hilarity for Charity’s mission is to raise awareness, inspire change, and accelerate progress in Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. By engaging younger generations through comedy and open dialogue, Hilarity for Charity aims to significantly improve outcomes for all families contending with Alzheimer’s disease. Our national grant program seeks to ease the burden on caregivers in need of financial support to keep parents and spouses in a familiar home setting. We’re also passionate about educating people under the age of 40 about the profound impact lifestyle changes can have on brain health.