The Oakwood Creative Care Mission
To enhance the quality of life and spark joy in older adults with cognitive or physical challenges.
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU
Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s — with a new diagnosis occurring every 67 seconds. After diagnosis, families are often encouraged to place their loved one in a facility with minimal support, information, training, or hope.
OCC Clubs allow individuals to remain at home for as long as possible, providing a safe place for caregivers to have their loved one. Our classes include art, movement, music, gardening, poetry, history, spirituality, wellness with nutrition, medication management, nursing care, education, training, and support groups.
Your support allows us to offer scholarships to support individuals with financial hardship. Annually OCC looks to raise over $250,000 to provide these services and help more families.
We rely on the generous support of our community to continue providing care and hope to our elderly members and their families.
Today, only 2% of American philanthropic dollars are directed to elderly care.
Arizona Tax Credit
Singles can give Oakwood Creative Care up to $400*, and married couples can give up to $800*… without costing you a dime! Even if you do not itemize.
How Tax Credits Work
If you pay state taxes, you may be eligible for the Arizona tax credit when you donate to a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO).* This is a dollar-for-dollar state income tax reduction. All qualifying donations come right back to you at tax time!
What You Need to Know
- You don’t need to itemize your taxes in order to take advantage of this opportunity.
- You can simultaneously claim Public and Private Education Tax Credit.
- You have until April 15 to make a donation that qualifies for the tax credit.*
*Tax circumstances vary. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions related to your tax situation.
Planned giving is often a manner in which people want to give back to a cause that changed their life and may offer potential tax savings.
- Charitable gift annuities
- Gifts of appreciated assets such as securities or real estate
- Retirement plans or insurance beneficiary designations
- Charitable trusts
- Other types of deferred giving
We encourage you to consult your attorney or financial advisor for guidance regarding the best form for your gift.
Memorial gifts are also common upon a loved one’s death. Directing donations toward Oakwood Creative Care is a wonderful way to honor a loved one.
The imprint left on Oakwood Creative Care by members lives on long after they are no longer with us. We are forever thankful for the joy we found together, and continue to share that joy with others that come after.