AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Fall 2010 Bi-Annual Grant Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer’s Family Organization, New Port Richey, FL
Program: Provide financial reimbursement to caregivers so they can arrange their own respite care services, allowing them time off to relieve stress.
Organization: Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., Hyannis, MA
Program: Support the “CARES” program, which allows caregivers and care recipients to meet simultaneously but separately with their peers to receive education, support, respite and cognitive stimulation.
Organization: FiftyFoward, Nashville, TN
Program: Expand Music for Seniors, a free music outreach program that arranges for local professionals to perform at nonprofit and low-income memory care units of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and other community groups serving seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Organization: Range Respite, Virginia, MN
Program: Award respite scholarships to eight families during an eight-week pilot program that provides respite care in the home setting.
Organization: The Community Programs Center of Long Island, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY
Program: Purchase supplies and equipment for an enhanced music program at Day Haven Adult Day Services, the center’s social model adult day program.
Organization: The University of Chicago-Memory Center, Chicago, IL
Program: Support a four-week caregiver education course for family and professional caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Spring 2010 Bi-Annual Recipients
Organization: AiJalon, Inc. Adult Day Health, Stone Mountain, GA
Program: Offer scholarships to families who are unable to afford day services for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
Organization: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Alexandria, VA
Program: Purchase needed equipment and provide advertising opportunities in support of local Project Lifesaver program.
Organization: Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
Program: Maintain monthly supplies for new Project Lifesaver participants
Organization: Carver Community Organization, Inc., Evansville, IN
Program: Allow families to obtain respite services while awaiting approval from government or other funding sources.
Organization: Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME
Program: Train mid-level provider to expand its memory clinic and conduct patient follow-up visits in support of the traveling neurologist/gerontologist/internist.
Organization: Frederick Mennonite Community, Frederick, PA
Program: Create a Snoezelen room that provides multi-sensory stimulation through the use of lighting effects, tactile surfaces, meditative music and odor relaxing essential oils.
Organization: Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network, Santa Clarita, CA
Program: Fund two part time project staffers who oversee local Project Lifesaver program while also supporting local outreach and educational events in the community.
Organization: St. Joseph Nursing Home Company of Utica, Inc., Utica, NY
Program: Design a multi-sensory room where residents and their families can find meaningful activities, calming techniques and ways to engage the senses.
Organization: The Latino Alzheimer’s & Memory Disorders Alliance, Norridge, IL
Program: Sustain a bilingual/bicultural and intergenerational support group through recruitment of a bilingual professional group facilitator and development of a bilingual fact sheet and flyers promoting the program.
Organization: Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
Program: Provide initial set up of Project Lifesaver enrollment to each new client at no upfront cost, charging them only with an inexpensive monthly maintenance cost.
Organization: WISE & Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, CA
Program: Provide adult day services scholarship monies to “sandwich generation” caregivers—those caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia while also caring for young children.