Christopher Alexander, Director of Financial Operations at The Nathaniel Witherell; Joe Kaliko of Needs Clearing House; Senator Richard Blumenthal; Allen Brown, Witherell’s Executive Director and Mark Kordick of Needs Clearing House.
Richard Blumenthal did the honors on the town green in Norwalk, presenting the check for $2,000. “I am so proud and excited to be again to be present where Needs Clearing House is meeting a need,” he said.
“It feels wonderful to be able to do something to help people feel better. In particular, people who are suffering greatly from this disease,” said Needs Clearing House Co-Founder Joe Kaliko. The program helps reduce anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients, as it can shift mood, manage stress and stimulate positive interactions.
Musical aptitude and appreciation are two of the last remaining abilities in dementia patients.