Bi-Annual Grant Recipients 2006  

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

Fall 2006 Recipients

Organization: Alzheimer/Parkinson Association of Indian River County, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
Program: Providing in-home respite care companions to a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Organization: Alzheimer Resource Center, Inc., Orlando, FL
Program: Setting up a Project Lifesaver pilot program to locate wanderers, in collaboration with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Organization: Alzheimer’s Family Organization, New Port Richey, FL
Program: Offering financial reimbursement for respite care to help relieve caregiver stress.

Organization: Alzheimer’s Family Services, Pensacola, FL
Program: Expanding the number of hours available for scheduled and emergency respite care in the home; the program requires caregivers to attend an Alzheimer’s support group during part of this time.

Organization: Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Program: Continuing its Project Lifesaver rapid response program to locate wanderers, in partnership with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

Organization: Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee, Inc., Tallahassee, FL
Program: Training volunteers to provide respite care to underserved, low-income families in rural and isolated communities.

Organization: Brunswick Division of Police, Brunswick, OH
Program: Instituting a Project Lifesaver rapid response program to locate wanderers.

Organization: Burlington County Project Lifesaver Task Force, Mount Holly, NJ
Program: Setting up a Project Lifesaver rapid response program to locate wanderers.

Organization: Caregiver Support Services, Omaha, NE
Program: Offering full scholarships to 15 individuals to attend the organization’s two-day retreat for family caregivers.

Organization: Coral Springs Police Department, Coral Springs, FL
Program: Purchasing additional equipment to expand its Project Lifesaver rapid response program.

Organization: Douglas County Colorado TRIAD-Project Lifesaver, Castle Rock, CO
Program: Enhancing its Project Lifesaver rapid response program by purchasing an additional tracking device and offering scholarships to a limited number of families for enrollment in the program.

Organization: East Central Florida Memory Clinic, West Melbourne, FL
Program: Instituting a family-centered caregiver program that assesses the needs of underserved families, and provides them with client-directed care plans with periodic reassessment and other support.

Organization: Elder Services of Okaloosa County, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Program: Creating a courtyard appropriate for dementia clients in its day program.

Organization: Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield, MO
Program: Purchasing additional equipment for its Project Lifesaver rapid response program.

Organization: Jones Manor on the Sound, Bayville, NY
Program: Increasing the number of clients served by its social model adult day program.

Organization: Lawrence County South Dakota Search and Rescue, Deadwood, SD
Program: Purchasing additional equipment to expand its Project Lifesaver rapid response program.

Organization: Supportive Older Women’s Network, Philadelphia, PA
Program: Developing a comprehensive outreach program to expand usage of its Telegroup Caregiver Program, a telephone support group for older women caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Organization: The ARK Adult Respite Care, Summerville, SC
Program: Offering evening respite care scholarships and transportation scholarships, and expanding outreach efforts to encourage support group participation by families in rural areas.

Organization: Union County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe, NC
Program: Purchasing additional equipment to expand its Project Lifesaver rapid response program.

Organization: United Methodist Social Services-Eastern Sierra Friendship Center, Bishop, CA
Program: Expanding the number of support groups and education classes Mono and Inyo counties.

Spring 2006 Recipients

Organization: The Community Programs Center of Long Island, Ronkonkoma, NY
Program: Training adult day services staff on optimal delivery of services, including recreational therapies for people with different capacities for engagement.

Organization: Alzheimer Aid Society of Northern California, Lodi, CA
Program: Providing seminars and educational materials about Alzheimer’s disease and other support services to underserved families in small rural areas.

Organization: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge, LA
Program: Conducting an awareness campaign about the organization in an attempt to reach families and professionals new to the area as a result of Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina.

Organization: Alzheimer’s Support Center, Inc., Janesville, WI
Program: Providing home visits that offer one-on-one consultation and education to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Organization: Sheriff’s Office-Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit, Bristol, VA
Program: Purchasing start-up equipment and training personnel to implement the Project Lifesaver program to track wanderers.

Organization: Dementia Caregiver Resources, Inc., Largo, FL
Program: Reproducing and distributing educational booklets about Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease that include caregiving tips, activities and long-term planning strategies.

Organization: Little Flower Manor and Saint Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Program: Developing a multi-sensory environment, including calming music, lighting and tactile stimulation, to improve quality of life for residents.

Organization: Memory Care Home Solutions, St. Louis, MO
Program: Providing professional assessments and hands-on skills training in the home environment to low-income, underserved caregivers on a scholarship basis.

Organization: National Center for Creative Aging, Brooklyn, NY
Program: Training staff to implement person-centered care and a social engagement program, including the TimeSlips storytelling method, for residents with dementia at three long-term care facilities.

Organization: Neighborly Care Network, St. Petersburg, FL
Program: Collaborating with corporations to provide education, training, caregiving respite solutions and other assistance to working caregivers.

Organization: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
Program: Developing curriculum that includes cognitive exercises and creative recreational therapies for participants with mild cognitive impairment or early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Organization: Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home, Bayside, NY
Program: Expanding a dementia care training and certification program for all levels of staff at the skilled nursing facility.

Organization: Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY
Program: Purchasing a wander alert system that would allow participants in its social model adult day program to independently access program areas.

Organization: Williams County Health Department, Montpelier, OH
Program: Expanding a fall prevention program that provides clients with an in-home safety assessment and a plan of action to prevent home injury.

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