Alzheimer's Foundation of America


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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.

Fall 2014 Bi-Annual Grant Recipients

Organization: Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, Madison, WI
Program: Expand Dementia Friendly Community project into two cities and to reduce stigma associated with AD.

Organization: Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge, LA
Program: Arts in Alzheimer's interactive program for individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

Organization: BrightPath Adult Enrichment Center (dba) BrightPath Adult Day Care, Elko, NV
Program: Provide members with therapeutic activities in an adult day care program up to five days a week for "at-risk" adults; provide organized physical exercises, cognitive stimulation, and social interaction.

Organization: Creative Story Project, Cleveland, TN
Program: Delivery of Story Power program to 360 participants within 12 months and train 6-8 care facilities to provide Story Power program.

Organization: GEM Adult Day Services, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Program: Art at the Park will provide 15 visits to our local parks and refuges for people with dementia and their caregivers. Each program will include a tour of the site, a craft appropriate to the site, refreshments and a musical program.

Organization: Inspirit, Lake Worth, FL
Program: Alzheimer Music Outreach program will host 70 performances at 19 care centers to reach 2,000 Alzheimer patients.

Organization: Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, Port Washington, NY
Program: Respite for families; offers individuals with Alzheimer's Disease two hours of socialization, exercise and cognitive stimulation activities every other week in their homes.

Organization: Memory Matters, Hilton Head, SC
Program: Creative Expressions Initiative: create 2,000 coffee table books to support family caregivers.

Organization: Miami University (Scripps Gerontology Center), Oxford, OH
Program: Opening Minds through Art: art-making program and exhibitions for individuals with dementia.

Organization: Music For Seniors, Nashville, TN
Program: 100 outreach musical performances for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia, Rhythm Break Cares, New York, NY, Expand Tea Dance Social program for the community year-round.

Organization: Self Help Community Services Inc, New York, NY
Program: Selfhelp Alzheimer's Resource Program: structured activities to help individuals newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's and/or dementia to retain mental and physical acuity for as long as possible.

Organization: Senior Access, San Rafael, CA
Program: Train caregivers in art and enrich interactive experiences of Sharing the Journey art program.

Organization: Sno-Valley Senior Center and Adult Day Health Program, Carnation, WA
Program: Funding for Adult Day Health Program, which is the only care program in 20-mile radius.

Organization: The ARK of South Carolina, Summerville, SC
Program: Support and expand Neighborhood Outreach Alzheimer's Help project, which provides free training to towns and underserved areas.

Organization: The Latino Alzheimer's & Memory Disorders Alliance, Chicago, IL
Program: Expand training and awareness for memory screening in the Hispanic communities.

Organization: Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR
Program: Program (music, horticultural therapy, caregiver support) for seniors suffering Sundowners Syndrome.

Organization: Zabota Foundation, Fair Lawn, NJ
Program: Homecare services to low-income, medically involved individuals with dementia in Northern NJ.

Organization: Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, Reno, OH
Program: Fund sixteen receivers and multiple bracelets for 8 county Project Lifesaver programs.

Organization: Chenal Adult Day Center, Little Rock, AR
Program: Memory lane walking trail to allow clients to experience outdoors in safe environment.

Organization: Clelian Adult Day Center, Hamden, CT
Program: Funding music and art therapy programs on more consistent basis (twice a month).

Organization: Community Program Centers of Long Island - Day Haven, Ronkonkoma, NY
Program: Expand Memory Café (program for couples where one spouse has Alzheimer's or related dementia) to Brookhaven Township, an underserved area of Suffolk County.

Organization: EAC, Inc., Hempstead, NY
Program: Train 75 respite companions and 80 AD caregivers to create safer home for individuals with Alzheimer's, Memory Works, Portland, ME, Establish 40 memory cafes in Maine.

Organization: Mobile Art Program (MAP), Austin, TX
Program: Writing and art program for individuals with dementia and caregivers.

Organization: The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc, San Diego, CA
Program: Fund equipment for Music & Movement, an interactive program which preserves cognitive functioning.

Organization: The Guest House, Inc., Senior Adult Day Health & Activities, Gainesville, GA
Program: Equip Hobby Shop for individuals with dementia.

Organization: Town of Huntington Adult Day Program, Huntington, NY
Program: Expanding month-long athletic programs for the aging population.

Organization: VNA Community Services, Monterey, CA
Program: Music, art, and poetry activities to increase social interaction.

Organization: Washington County Sheriff's Office - Project Lifesaver, Abingdon, VA
Program: Train four Project Lifesaver search team members due to increase in clients.

Organization: Yamhill County Sheriff's Office - Project Lifesaver, McMinnville, OR
Program: Fund 10-15 new transmitters for Project Lifesaver program.

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.