OPICA’s Forget-Me-Not Luncheon

Celebrating 40 Years Serving the Alzheimer’s Community

OPICA is proud to honor OPICA Family Caregivers

Keith McCoy and Ellen Reisner

And recognizing all OPICA Family Caregivers, past and present

 

Friday, June 14, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive (at Burton Way)
Los Angeles, California

Doors Open at 10:30 AM – Boutique
12:30 PM – Luncheon and Program to Follow

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Ellen Reisner

Ellen Reisner has been an advocate for OPICA since her first visit 12 years ago.  She and her husband Ron participated in the creation of OPICA’s video, Ellen was a valuable member of the task force to create a new OPICA logo, participated in focus groups and is currently a member of OPICA’s Ambassador program.  As an ambassador, Ellen volunteers to talk to potential new members and answer questions about her and her husband Ron’s experience at OPICA.  Ron and Ellen Reisner were part of OPICA’s first Brain Train group (Ellen in the spousal support group), a program for early-stage memory loss.   Ron later moved to the Adult Day Program, happy to be in a new place where he could continue learning each day.  Ellen is grateful that OPICA gave meaning to her and Ron’s life.  He had something to look forward to each day and always believed that his cup was half full.  And OPICA is grateful to have Ellen as part of the OPICA family.

 

 

 

Keith McCoy

Founder of esteemed interior design firm Keith McCoy and Associates, Keith McCoy found out about OPICA when his longtime partner Russ Randall was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Russ had had a successful career as a television director and, although challenged by memory loss, still had a wicked sense of humor and a love of entertainment.  He needed a place like OPICA’s Adult Day Program, and when Keith saw how Russ thrived at OPICA, he jumped right in by donating new furnishings for the patio and program room.  Keith was a valued member of his caregiver support group and hosted social gatherings for his fellow caregivers and their loved ones.  After Russ passed away, Keith was invited to join OPICA’s Board of Directors, on which he served for six years.   With his wisdom, kindness, and generosity he won the hearts of his fellow board members and remains, in the eyes of the entire OPICA family, a model of compassionate caregiving.

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