Why Gloria’s Way?
Caring for someone with dementia can be a daunting experience. Fulfilling personal responsibilities and maintaining your daily routine of everyday life can become a struggle. Despite ample dementia care information available to caregivers and families, digging through can be time consuming and impractical. You need comprehensive answers and practical solutions now, and Gloria’s Way, a registered 501(c)3 organization was founded to help make caring for someone with dementia easier.
Caregivers use Gloriasway.org to discover quality local dementia support services, social activities, and educational resources. Our website is easy to use and helps you to find the information you need, at the time you need it!
Gloria’s Way is designed to simplify the lives of dementia caregivers by making dementia care easier through the use of our web-based dementia support search engine and 1:1 care navigation.
To serve as a local dementia resource and referral network offering trusted information and valued services to everyone who needs it.
About the Founder
Gloria’s Way is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is one woman’s response to the challenges of being a care partner to a loved one with Alzheimer’s. After a decade in New York working as a Line Producer in Film and Television, Tonia Porras moved back home to Ohio to take care of her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Apart from the physical and emotional difficulties, she quickly learned that finding support was its own struggle.
The Internet is rife with information about dementia but sorting through it all was too impractical between caring for her mother and supporting her father, and she began to dream about developing a resource to help families and businesses more effectively address their dementia care needs.
She envisioned a platform that would be peer-reviewed, easily navigable, time efficient, and provide unified access to information, and she decided to create it herself. What began as an organization – named in honor of her mother – aimed at facilitating socialization programs for caregivers, quickly turned into a resource and referral program, creating a community of interconnected supportive and supported caregivers.
Gloria is mom, a wife, a friend. She is a fierce supporter of doing the right thing and having a lot of fun while doing it!