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DONATIONS & SUPPORT are always appreciated!

Artist-in-residence Deborah Karpel gets a round of applause. Your donations help support our guest artist programs!

Ways To Give

Give online through Network for Good.


Please make checks out to and send to

New York Memory Center, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215


Click on the Network for Good button or call our office during working hours, 718-499-7701.


New York Memory Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Dear Friends,

Spring Again. 40 Springs since New York Memory Center was founded in 1983. 40 years of hope. 40 years of service in collaboration with many agencies to give caregiver services and grants to participating members. 40 years planning to provide and expand service to the community of those whose lives are affected by dementia.

The good news is that our family members remain steady. The staff and instructors are keeping everyone engaged and busy — whether exercising with colorful balls or using storytelling to bring back memories of favorite sports like baseball and volleyball. If these are not enough, visits by friendly therapy dogs may flood the memory of past and more recent times with people’s “best friend”.  

The varied program means everyone can find an activity that sparks a memory or produces laughter. Our dedication to working with our members to have vital experiences also includes leaving the Center. This spring we received funding to go on Nature Walks in nearby parks and green areas. We also reach out beyond the Center’s wall by being available to answer caregiver questions or provide guidance as needed.
New York Memory Center can do all of this because of your generosity and because our staff keeps a frugal watch over spending even as we continue to offer a safe environment, innovative programming, and a nutritious hot meal every weekday.

However, the number of people with dementia and those living with them is still growing. We know members of our parents’ generation and even the next generation who require support. While we are maintaining our programs, financial limitations restrict what we can do. Right now, we are operating with a single line of staff and little back-up. If anyone falls ill or needs to take a day off and we cannot fill that role, the Center will have to shut down for that day!!!

That is where we all play a part. Our goal has been and remains the return to financial security. This will be a continuous challenge as the economy is uncertain, especially with rising gas prices for our vans, higher food prices for our lunches, and higher costs all around.

Our vision for the future is to add support staff and increase support for our director, who works with a special team of people. We need to hire a full-time Executive Director and bolster other positions.

Your financial support today will really make a difference in helping to offset these increases. Please give as generously as you can to ensure that we will be here for as long as we are needed. Commit with me to give $250 this year. If that is too much, please give what you can.  Every donation is greatly appreciated. Click on the Network for Good link below to donate online.

With deep gratitude,
Joe Giamboi
President, NYMC Board of Directors

See our Annual Reports and brochures for photos and and more details about our programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and all the services we offer for caregivers and family members.

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