Memory Home

In China, although an estimated 10 million people are affected by dementia, awareness and understanding of the disease has lagged. Jinmei Care is working to change that by creating “Memory Homes”—community-based physical spaces where social workers provide those with dementia and their families with professional support. They also promote greater public understanding and help destigmatize dementia through the creation of a Memory Café and a volunteer network of “Dementia-Friends.”

Longzhen One-Stop Community Elderly Service Program

A group photo of people in blue jackets.

Longzhen Senior Care, operator of a community-based eldercare center, realized that many of the area’s oldest old were aging at home and were cut off from various services available in the community. In response, they developed a free one-stop community elderly service program. They assess each person’s needs and provide liaisons (combining social workers and volunteers) to arrange for everything from adult daycare and home medical services to handymen, emergency alert response, home-delivered meals, legal assistance, shopping assistance, and other services.