AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Fall 2008 Bi-Annual Recipient
Organization: Inspirit, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Program: Bringing live music and the performing arts to Alzheimer’s day care centers in Palm Beach County through collaboration with other local organizations.
Spring 2008 Bi-Annual Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
Program: Providing a designated number of paid respite hours to caregivers, including temporary in-home respite care, adult day care or social group respite activities, to help relieve the financial and emotional burden of caregiving.
Organization: Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg, VA
Program: Instituting a Project Lifesaver rapid response program to locate wanderers.
Organization: Concordia Adult Day Services, Cabot, PA
Program: Installing a three-season room kit to give individuals with dementia access to a safe, enclosed environment during the spring, summer and fall seasons without the risk of wandering and weather-related health concerns.
Organization: Dementia Care Foundation, Darwin, MN
Program: Supporting advertising and marketing efforts of the Volunteer Dementia Care Specialist of Minnesota Program, which trains volunteers in understanding dementia so they can assist caregivers.
Organization: Dolls 4 Alzheimer’s, Inc., Bend, OR
Program: Providing dolls to women with Alzheimer’s disease, offering free doll making classes to schools and community groups, and maintaining its existing Web site.
Organization: LifeLink Home Care, Bensenville, IL
Programs: Expanding its volunteer Link of Life Visiting Pet program to home care clients by training additional volunteers and covering travel costs.
Organization: Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, Brooklyn, NY
Program: Increasing the number of staff, consultants and clients at the Lotus Club, a program designed to meet the special emotional, psychosocial and cognitive needs of individuals with early memory loss.
Organization: Prince George Sheriff’s Office, Prince George, VA
Program: Purchasing an additional receiver, new transmitters, batteries and wristbands to expand the Project Lifesaver rapid response program to locate wanderers.
Organization: Senior Adult Services for Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch, Carrollton, TX
Program: Maintaining its Project Lifesaver program, including purchasing new transmitters and supporting the coordinator who oversees the interaction between volunteers, caregivers and clients.
Organization: Senior Concerns, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
Program: Providing a short-term respite scholarship program for low-income family caregivers of memory-impaired seniors.
Organization: Union County Sheriff’s Office, Marysville, OH
Program: Obtaining new transmitters and monthly maintenance supplies, and providing continuing education for team members of the Project Lifesaver rapid response program.
Organization: Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. (VBPL), Virginia Beach, VA
Program: Initiating the Project Lifesaver rapid response wandering program, including purchasing starter kits to equip clients.
Organization: Yamhill County Search and Rescue, McMinnville, OR
Program: Funding Project Lifesaver program for clients in need.