Bi-Annual Grant Recipients 2013
AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Spring 2013 Bi-Annual Grant Recipients
Organization: Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, Huntington Beach, CA
Program: To partially cover the salary and benefits for a program aide working in the organization’s dementia-specific adult day program, in order maintain the appropriate staff-to-participant ratio.
Organization: Alzheimer’s Family Services Inc., Pensacola, FL
Program: To support the Project Lifesaver program in Northwest Florida, including using funds to purchase transmitters, batteries and wristbands, and subsidize monthly fees for families in need.
Organization: Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon, Salem, OR
Program: To expand, both in number and geographic reach, its monthly educational programs for family caregivers, professionals and individuals with dementia.
Organization: Alzheimer Society of Washington, Bellingham, WA
Program: To expand its Staying Connected program to the city of Ferndale so that residents with early-stage memory loss can benefit from weekly sessions on how to more effectively manage their condition as well as gain peer support.
Organization: Briteside Adult Day Center, Flemington, NJ
Program: To support the rollout of new monthly educational/support sessions for family caregivers, including staff time to develop program curriculum.
Organization: GEM Adult Day Services, Inc., Kill Devil Hills, NC
Program: To build on the organization’s Caring TEENS program by providing training and internships to teens who will then carry out programs involving games and crafts with individuals with memory loss.
Organization: Green County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield, MI
Program: To revitalize the Project Lifesaver program, put on hold due to budget constraints, by purchasing ten transmitter kits and one receiver, and providing training to law enforcement.
Organization: Lev Leytzan: The Compassionate Clown Alley, Inc., Lawrence, NY
Program: To train clowns, purchase costumes and specialized props, and provide therapeutic clowning visits to people with dementia as part of the organization’s ElderHearts therapeutic clowning program.
Organization: Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN
Program: To provide in-home education and customized support services to family caregivers across nine rural counties in Tennessee.
Organization: Prince William County Sheriff’s Office, Manassas, VA
Program: Purchasing supplies and equipment for its Project Lifesaver program to aid in the search and rescue of people with dementia who wander.
Organization: Progress Unlimited, Owings Mills, MD
Program: To purchase and install equipment to complete a Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment, which offers sensory stimuli and reminiscence, for use by clients of its adult day program and of nearby AFA member organizations.
Organization: St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health, Jackson, WY
Program: To underwrite a 20-hour dementia-specific training program and First Aid certification/re-certification for professional caregivers of individuals with moderate to advanced dementia in Wyoming and eastern Idaho.
Organization: Senior Access Adult Day Services, San Rafael, CA
Program: To support “Reflections: the Art of Dementia,” an expressive arts therapy initiative for older adults with dementia that will include the production and exhibition of an art mural.
Organization: Stony Point Police Department, Stony Point, NY
Program: To defray costs to families for batteries, bracelets and transmitters, and to support advertising for its new Project Lifesaver program.
Organization: Union County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe, NC
Program: To purchase additional transmitters as part of the Project Lifesaver search and rescue program, and distribute them to people with a history of wandering.
Organization: VIRS Respite Care, Rock Springs, WY
Program: To distribute scholarships to clients with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias for in-home care, giving caregivers a much-needed break.