Bi-Annual Grant Recipients 2004  

AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.

Fall 2004 Recipients

Organization: Alzheimer's Aid Society, Lodi, CA
Program: Identifying the specific cultural, language and support needs of the Latino community and developing services to meet those needs, including translating into Spanish a practical guide for the Alzheimer's caregiver.

Organization: Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc., Pensacola, FL
Program: Establishing a home evaluation program in which occupational therapists and other health professionals will visit the homes of individuals with Alzheimer's disease to provide input on modifying living spaces to create a safe environment.

Organization: Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge, LA
Program:: Upgrading the agency's computer network server to better manage internal operations, tighten security of client records and allow for greater efficiency in expanding programs and creating new ones in light of its increased client base.

Organization: Elder Services of Okaloosa County, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Program:: Subsidizing the cost of installation and monthly maintenance fees of a "Health Watch" personal response system for financially-needy clients who live alone. The program provides round-the-clock assistance at the touch of the client's necklace.

Spring 2004 Recipients

Organization: Alzheimer's of Central Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Program: Providing scholarships to families in financial need so that individuals with Alzheimer's disease may attend an adult day program. Individuals with the disease gain appropriate stimulation and supervision, while caregivers receive much-needed respite.

Organization: Alzheimer's Family Organization, New Port Richey, FL
Program: Publishing a news bulletin about the organization's volunteer, in-home respite care service. The quarterly publication enhances the program by maintaining continuity, improving volunteer recruitment and recognition, and providing a communication link with caregivers.

Organization: Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc., Pensacola, FL
Program: Expanding Project Lifesaver, a program that detects wanderers, into a third county—the largely rural Okaloosa County. The grant enables the purchase of a receiver operated by a search team to trace individuals outfitted with Project Lifesaver's wristband transmitters.

Organization: Alzheimer's Foundation of the South-Mississippi Division, Gulfport, MS
Program: Printing and distributing an easy-to-read manual designed to answer families' most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer's disease, and to provide up-to-date information on community and national resources.

Organization: Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation International, Tucson, AZ
Program: Educating individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families about how an integrative medical approach can help slow the progression of symptoms of the disease. Materials are made available to area retirement communities and to the general public at outreach events.

Organization: Alzheimer's Project of Tallahassee, Inc., Tallahassee, FL
Program: Offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," a six-week educational program for family caregivers that provides them with tools to take care of themselves and to continue as effective caregivers. The program incorporates interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming.

Organization: The Community Programs Center of Long Island, Edgewood, NY
Program: Hiring a sports physiologist/exercise specialist to enhance a low-intensity exercise program at its social model adult day service program. The program aims to increase participants' muscle strength, range of motion and flexibility.

Organization: Mid-Valley Alzheimer's Network, Salem, OR
Program: Launching a marketing and educational campaign to introduce the new organization to the community, and to deliver educational programs and resources.

Organization: Project Lifesaver International, Inc., Chesapeake, VA
Program: Installing radios into Project Lifesaver vehicles and purchasing peripheral equipment to establish more effective direct communication with law enforcement agencies during search activities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. This enhances the rapid recovery of lost individuals with Alzheimer's disease.


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