Providing Hope, Help & Guidance for Alzheimer’s

and  Dementia Families

                                             We can help….we have been there.

In Loving Memory……

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Connie and her daughters

Connie and her daughters

A Place to Start is a non-profit organization started with a mission of hope, help and guidance for families living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

We help you develop specific and individualized care plans for living with the diagnosis of dementia. And we offer mentorship, navigation, guidance, planning, support and understanding for coping with alzheimer’s disease.

A Place to Start is a way for our family to continue a passionate cause in honor of our dear mother, Connie, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. As a family who has journeyed down the uncertain path of dementia and Alzheimer’s, we hope to help and guide other families living with the disease.

We can help – we’ve been there.


 HOPE…….There is hope.  


There’s more to just surviving when you are faced with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia.  



“This is the power of gathering.

It inspires us–delightfully–to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful:

in a word, more ALIVE.”

~Alice Waters~

What is A Place To Gather?


A Place to Gather continues to carry out A Place to Start’s mission of providing free support for Alzheimer and Dementia families.
A Place to Gather provides community involvement through programming which includes snack & chat social hours, luncheons, music therapy, drop-in hours for caregivers and loved ones, a lending library, support groups and so much more.
Feel free to stop in and say hi!
We are a friendly, safe, and healing “Place to Gather”.