Become a Site
There are many benefits to becoming a Naples Unites site. First, you join a host of well-respected businesses and nonprofits that have already joined this program, and you will help lead the way locally, nationally and internationally. To become a Naples Unites Site, reach out to us as (239) 262-8388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Napltes Unites Partner Sites have distinguished themselves by welcoming people with brain change to volunteer at their place of business. When someone is diagnosed with a disease like Alzheimer's, they do not stop having passions that move them and needing purpose in their lives. This is exactly what the Naples Unites Partner Sites provide. Check out some of the businesses that have committed themselves to providing passion and purpose for people with brain change. Partner Sites
Does a Business Need to be Located in Naples? Naples Unites is designed for businesses located in the greater Naples area, including all of Collier County. A business can become a Naples Unites Honorary Site if located outside of Naples if there is some direct connection to Naples, Florida. We are happy to explore this with you.
Why be part of Naples Unites?
Imagine the pride you will feel living in a community that cares, knowing that your business welcomes people of all abilities and that a person with cognitive challenges can come into your business and be treated with Understanding, Respect, Kindness, and Dignity.
Help Naples Unites!
Help set Naples apart, and lead the way. Together we can and will provide Compassionate Cognitive Care! Help be part of the effort setting the standard of care not only in our town but also
to become a model of what is possible for any town or city anywhere in the world!
Becoming a Naples Unites site is as easy as calling or emailing us and letting us know that you are in! We’ll send you the decal for your store’s window, put you on the Naples Unites site, and be here to support you.
What does it mean to be a Naples Unites Site?
Display the Naples Unites Logo
We ask that you display the Naples Unites logo in your storefront window or use the counter top display that we will provide you. Much like the Yellow Ribbon is a symbol of support for the troops, displaying the Naples Unites logo shows your commitment to the goal of the program. Together we will make Naples a truly Cognitively Kind Community.
What does it cost?
There are no dues. No obligations. This is a free program designed and offered by the Alzheimer’s Support Network, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides all programs and services free of charge. The Alzheimer’s Support Network was founded in Naples Florida in 1982, and is committed to providing quality care for those with Alzheimer’s and related diseases and their care partners (caregivers).
What if Our Business Does Not Provide Care?
Many businesses will say: We sell hammers or swimsuits. We are not in the business of caring for people with Alzheimer’s.
It is important to realize that any interchange with someone with Alzheimer’s or another neurocognitive disease is an instance of providing care. A brief minute-long exchange with someone with a cognitive condition can have lasting effects on that person. A positive encounter resulting in a lasting sense of goodwill.
You are providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s every time you interact with that person. It can be good care or bad. Your actions can have a profound effect.
There are many benefits to becoming a Naples Unites Site:
- Your business will be listed on our website as an official Naples Unites site.
- You’ll join a host of well-respected businesses and nonprofits that have already joined this program.
- You will help lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally.
- You will show that your business respects and enhances the sense of well-being of those who have neurocognitive conditions.
Giving businesses tools to promote positive interactions and foster a culture of caring is the dream of this program. By becoming a Naples Unites partner site, you will lead the way in helping to make this a reality for our community.
We invite all businesses to take a photo of the Naples Unites decal in their storefront window and we will post those photos on the Naples Unites site as a growing gallery of our partner site locations.
Furthermore, as a partner site you will have access to online training materials, and regular opportunities to interact with Alzheimer’s Support Network staff to help you problem solve and develop specialized skills.