AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Fall 2009 Bi-Annual Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer’s Community Care, West Palm Beach, FL
Program: Offering a new program designed to teach male caregivers the basic skills of food shopping, measurements, meal preparation, cooking methods and food safety in collaboration with the Palm Healthcare Foundation Demonstration Kitchen.
Organization: Family Service of Morris County (FSMC), Morristown, NJ
Program: Supporting a therapeutic adult day care scholarship program that focuses on sustaining the quality of life and well-being of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease while providing respite for their families who live and work in Morris County.
Organization: FiftyForward, Nashville, TN
Program: Increasing Music for Seniors, a free music outreach program that sends local professionals to perform at senior centers, day programs, retirement facilities and the residences of homebound senior adults.
Organization: Friends Club, Bethesda, MD
Program: Providing educational, musical, artistic and physical programming for men living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Organization: Inspirit, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Program: Providing free performing arts programs four times a year at 15 Alzheimer’s day care facilities.
Organization: OPICA Adult Day Care, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Program: Supporting The Brain Train, a program that provides group discussions, cognitive stimulation, physical exercises and social and educational support to individuals with early memory loss and their caregivers as they prepare to transition into its main day program.
Organization: Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park, NY
Program: Developing a community-based volunteer network of paraprofessional caregivers to provide in-home respite services for family caregivers.
Organization: Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation, Cape Girardeau, MO
Program: Supporting The Comfort Cart, a kit that includes an assortment of aides, CD’s and other items frequently used to help alleviate the anxiety and confusion of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and family members being treated at the facility.
Organization: Sweetwater Home for Seniors, Sweetwater, TN
Program: Sustaining day trips and outings, and provide art supplies for programming provided to low-income individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to build upon and preserves their abilities.
Organization: The ARK (Adult Respite Kare), Summerville, SC
Program: Creating a series of relevant educational seminars in strategic rural communities that will allow residents to learn about dementia care in their own neighborhoods.
Spring 2009 Bi-Annual Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana, South Bend, IN
Program: Purchasing a wander alert system that would improve the safety of the participants of its adult day center.
Organization: New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc., Danvers, MA
Program: Establishing a memory loss program specifically designed for the visual and tactile needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who are also deaf and/or visually impaired.
Organization: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo, Amarillo, TX
Program: Implementing new support program for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, in which medical students will serve as liaisons for participants and help them find educational resources and assistance.