Established in 2006

Abe Schmerling

Dr. Abram Shmerling was a great dad, a committed and caring physician and someone who invested of himself in the people and community he loved. After a career of more than 45 years serving the medical needs of the Woodbine and Southern Hills Hospital area and after his children were grown, Alzheimer’s began to rob Abe of who he was. The disease is progressive, taking something, however small, day by day, week by week, year after year. At his passing, his family decided that a fitting legacy to this man, who cared so deeply about the health and well-being of others, would be a Fund to assist people suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer’s. And so this Fund, named for Abe’s Garden, was created.