The decision about how, when and where to join to fight against Alzheimer’s/dementia is a very personal one based upon how you’d like to make an impact and which aspects…
I wrote “When Caring Takes Courage” with the intention that it would be a quick, “go-to” reference for family caregivers. Reading it cover to cover or in sequential order is not necessary.
I’m very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to educate and empower family caregivers of persons impacted by dementia (including Alzheimer’s) over the years.
After twenty nine years in healthcare, working throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara’s life and career trajectory was forever changed…
Best Selling Author, “When Caring Takes Courage”
Available worldwide on www.amazon.com
Mara’s volunteer roles have included serving as:
*Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter
*Co-Chair Utilization and Access Work Group, National Dementia Action Alliance
*Co-Moderator, USAgainst Alzheimer’s National Support Group
*Law Enforcement & First Responder Alzheimer’s Educator, Project Lifesaver International
*Keynote Speaker, Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Advocate, Alzheimer’s Awareness Supporter
Download Mara’s FREE Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver’s Tools below:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Person
Centered Symptom Tracker
Really Help Me
Reduce the Risk of Wandering
Home Safety Checklist
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Caregiver’s Weekly Planner
Mara Botonis, Alzheimer’s Author and Advocate
Honored with 2015 Jefferson Award, the “Nobel Prize” of Community and Public Service
The Jefferson Awards, a Nobel Prize for community and public service was created in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service. The Awards are the country’s longest standing and most prestigious organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. The American Institute of Public Service programs train and empower individuals to serve and lead in their communities, amplifying their impact through a vast network of media partners, mentors and volunteers.
Each year, the Jefferson Awards honor the most outstanding achievements in public service locally and then from the group of local award winners, one is named the top award winner in their region and invited to accept their Jefferson Award at the National Ceremonies in Washington, DC.
Mara Botonis has been chosen to represent the State of Florida as the Treasure Coast Regional Jefferson Award Winner, the highest local honor, recognized at the national level for her many years of excellence in volunteerism.
Mara and her fellow top Jefferson Award honorees from their respective states around the country will attend the 2015 National Jefferson Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Washington, DC for the presentation of their awards. Mara was selected for the award in honor of her work as a volunteer Alzheimer’s Advocate and self-published author, who has given so much of her time, money and resources to help other families (like her own) impacted by Alzheimer’s over the years.
Jefferson Awards Foundation 2015 National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Recipient, “When Caring Takes Courage” Author Mara Botonis, recognized for outstanding public service to persons impacted by Alzheimer’s throughout and on behalf of the United States at the National Jefferson Awards Gala, Washington, DC.
View short news stories to learn more about Mara’s volunteer work below here:
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You can reach her at:
Mara Botonis c/o
Biography Based Care, LLC
3880 N. Highway A1A
Suite #: 1102
N. Hutchinson Island, FL 34949
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