Over the last three decades, ADAKC has grown as more families have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Today most of us, through family or friends, have felt the enormous impact of Alzheimer’s disease on a family’s daily life. We understand the value of Adult Day Services, caregiver education, respite, and support groups.

Knowing the great burden Alzheimer’s disease has on our families, ADAKC offers services at no or little cost. ADAKC is able to continue serving families from program fees, volunteers, grants, fundraisers, and general community support.

There are many gift giving opportunities that will allow you to make a lasting impact on ADAKC and the community. Gifts can be made outright, pledged over years, or even as a part of your estate plan.

The “Heart Never Forgets” Endowment

The endowment is a permanent source of revenue and fills the gap between donations and actual costs of services provided. Giving to the Heart Never Forgets Endowment is a gift that will keep giving forever.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving is a way to help you plan your estate and charitable giving in a way that benefits you, your family, and charity. Planned gifts can be either through Bequests, Beneficiary Designations, Securities and Trusts.
There are several ways you can make these planned gifts to charity and enjoy tax and income benefits.

Gifts of Cash

The simplest way to support ADAKC is through a gift of cash.

We accept all major credit cards. You can donate through our website or by calling our office at (661) 665-8871.

Checks can be made payable to: Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Inc.

ADAKC Rose Lazzerini Campus
Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Inc.
P.O. Box 22108
Bakersfield, CA. 93390

For more information on making a gift please visit call ADAKC at 661-665-8871.


Volunteers Are Vital

Studies have shown that people who give of themselves are frequently happier and more content than those who do not. Volunteering at any age is rewarding!

YOU are invited to share your special talents at our Adult Day Services Program.

Do you:

  • Sing
  • Play an instrument
  • Sew
  • Arrange flowers
  • Have a favorite hobby or love working with the elderly

Our clients greatly benefit from all types of mental stimulation. Fresh ideas are always appreciated!

Call (661) 665-8871 or email outreach@adakc.org for information regarding volunteer opportunities at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Inc.

Aging Today (Winter 2002) stated in that the United States’ enormous, rapidly growing older population — all too often portrayed as a burden and a drain on future generations — is actually a vast and largely untapped resource for our society.

If society can successfully engage older women and men in ways that fill urgent gaps in our communities, the result would be a windfall for American civic life in the 21st century.

We stand to accomplish something else in the process: bring greater fulfillment and purpose to the post-midlife years and transform what it means to age in this country.

So consider volunteering! At any age, the reward is great.