AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Fall 2005 Recipients
Organization: A New Day Adult Day Services, Inc., Waterloo, IN
Program: Providing appropriate support, health monitoring and supervision to mildly functional impaired elders, and daytime respite to caregivers with the goal of enabling elders to continue living at home with their families.
Organization: Alzheimer Resource Center, Inc., Orlando, FL
Program: Hiring a licensed certified social worker to assist in facilitating support groups, thus increasing the number of participants in this program.
Organization: Coalition of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders of Northwest Alabama, Florence, AL
Program: Purchasing furniture, equipment, and books and other educational resources for a new office that will serve as a resource and referral center in the community.
Organization: Concordia Lutheran Ministries Adult Day Services, Cabot, PA
Program: Training its staff in the Montessori method with the goal of subsequently training families and staff at other adult day services and skilled facilities in this method.
Organization: Jewish Family Service of Tidewater Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
Program: Initiating a program, called SilverStar, that provides home-based fitness instruction to seniors with early-stage dementia in order to improve physical functioning, reduce the risk of falling and lessen the impact of co-morbid diseases.
Organization: Life Enrichment Center of Cleveland County, Shelby, NC
Program: Purchasing dietary and other supplies for clients participating in an overnight respite program held at its adult day center.
Organization: National Organization for Empowering Caregivers, NY, NY
Program: Supplementing funding for NOFEC’s Faith In Action Caregivers’ Awareness Program, an interfaith-intergenerational program that provides respite to informal family caregivers and nonprofessional services to the homebound.
Organization: The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Sante Fe, NM
Program: Sending poets to assisted living facilities to work directly with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and to train staff to include poetry in their activities.
Organization: United Methodist Social Services, Bishop, CA
Program: Expanding its Adult Day Care Resource Center that provides part-time care—social interaction, physical activities, mental stimulation and nutritional meals—to adults requiring personal and mental assistance, and respite care for their families.
Organization: Volunteers of America Oregon-Senior Services, Portland, OR
Program: Providing educational training to family caregivers and healthcare professionals, and supporting health and wellness services at the agency’s adult day centers for seniors, including those with dementia.
Spring 2005 Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation International, Tucson, AZ
Program: Expanding the promotion of memory screenings offered as part of AFA's National Memory Screening Day, with the goal of doubling the number of participants.
Organization: Alzheimer Society of Washington, Bellingham, WA
Program: Expanding a nine-week program of psychosocial and educational support for persons in early stage memory loss and dementia, and their families, with a focus on maintaining a person's skills and capacities.
Organization: The Community Programs Center of Long Island, Edgewood, NY
Program: Purchasing climate-control equipment, Internet software and dementia-specific videotapes, and conducting caregiver seminars as part of an expansion of its social model adult day service program.
Organization: Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, Las Cruces, NM
Program: Funding replacement batteries for wristband transmitters and other equipment necessary to maintain and expand Project Lifesaver International in Dona Ana County.
Organization: Mt. Hood Hospice, Sandy, OR
Program: Marketing and conducting programs about early detection of Alzheimer's disease, including screenings, consultations about "next steps" and support groups.
Organization: Norfolk Project Lifesaver, Norfolk, VA
Program: Providing wristband transmitters and batteries to individuals on a waiting list to participate in Project Lifesaver International in Norfolk.
Organization: Project Lifesaver-Webster County, Marshfield, MO
Program: Funding equipment, such as transmitters, batteries and receivers, to double the number of families served by Project Lifesaver International in Webster County.