Alzheimer's Foundation of America Programs and Services
Bi-Annual Grant Recipients 2014
AFA is proud to provide bi-annual grants to AFA nonprofit member organizations so they can better serve their communities.
Spring 2014 Bi-Annual Grant Recipients
Organization: Anchorage Police Department Volunteer Search Team, Anchorage, Alaska
Program: To purchase additional receivers for search teams and transmitters for low-income clients as part of the Project Lifesaver search and rescue program.
Organization: Arts & Minds, New York, N.Y.
Program: To fund personnel and art supplies for "Arts & Minds at Isabella," a new 10-week, first person-centered art education program for Spanish-speaking individuals with dementia in collaboration with the Isabella Geriatric Center.
Organization: Atlantic County Sheriff's Office, Mays Landing, N.J.
Program: To purchase additional transmitters to offer to new clients in financial need, and additional bands and batteries for existing clients as part of the Project Lifesaver search and rescue program.
Organization: Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., Lexington, Mass.
Program: To train staff in Remotivation Therapy, a group therapy technique that focuses on a person's strengths, and TimeSlips creative storytelling; and then integrate these activities into the memory care programs at its five adult day health centers.
Organization: E.A. Roberts Center, Mobile, Ala.
Program: To purchase supplies and equipment to implement a new wellness program that includes twice weekly exercise classes and video-gaming recreational therapy to increase engagement, and develop a quarterly support program focused on the health and well-being of caregivers.
Organization: Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency, Farmington, Ill.
Program: To purchase additional transmitters, bracelets and batteries so that residents in medical and financial need can participate in the Project Lifesaver search and rescue program.
Organization: Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.
Program: To provide in-home practical education and customized support services to 25 family caregivers of individuals with dementia across nine rural counties in Tennessee.
Organization: Natrona County Sheriff's Office, Casper, Wyo.
Program: To purchase additional transmitters, batteries and bands as well as train additional responders in order to expand its Project Lifesaver search and rescue program.
Organization: Palm Springs Police Department, Palm Springs, Calif.
Program: To purchase updated receivers and increase the number of fee-exempt clients participating in the Project Lifesaver search and rescue program.
Organization: Pastime Club, Minocqua, Wis.
Program: To incorporate senior-appropriate technology into its adult day programming by purchasing iPads, a karaoke machine, and a Beamz music machine—all aimed at promoting engagement, self-expression, exercise and entertainment.