CJE Senior Life’s Lieberman Center, Chicago, Ill
Baby Station at Lieberman Center CJE SeniorLife‘s Lieberman Center staff has utilized funds from an AFA bi-annual grant to expand the scope of its Purposeful Engagement Program (PEP), which serves more than 80 people living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Specifically, CJE created thematic sensory stations in sitting areas to engage residents with late-stage […]
Move with Balance, Paia, Hawaii
Karen Peterson founded Move with Balance, an exercise program designed to help prevent falls and falls-related injuries in seniors in 2005. Upon receiving a grant from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Peterson set about creating a version of Move with Balance designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. For this program, Move with Balance teamed with […]
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Punta Gorda, Fla.
AFA awarded a $5,000 grant to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Punta Gorda, Fla. The group will use the grant to expand its Project Lifesaver program. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has been a Project Lifesaver member since 2009. Tammy Wilkie, community affairs specialist at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, leads the program there. […]
Project Lifesaver International
Chief Gene Saunders, CEO and founder of Project Lifesaver, during a recent training. Project Lifesaver International (PLI) has been a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) since 2004. PLI’s program is designed to help locate and safely return home individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive disorders that may cause them to wander. […]
Town of Huntington Adult Day Care Program, Huntington, N.Y.
The Town of Huntington Adult Day Care has been serving clients in Suffolk County, N.Y. since 1984. Offering a full day of activities, hot lunch and snacks, the center is open Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Participants enjoy coffee, tea and continental breakfast items upon arrival and then begin the […]
SPARK! Program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wis.
SPARK! participants make chocolate-covered strawberries The SPARK! program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis., offers free, engaging experiences for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their caregivers and friends. Through the SPARK! Program, individuals cook, visit galleries, attend performances by visiting artists, and create projects inspired by the works […]
Rendezvous Senior Day Service, Inc. Ketchikan, Alaska
Rendezvous Senior Day Service, Inc. provides social engagement and support to older adults and people with disabilities. The group, which recently was awarded an AFA Family Respite Care grant, and purchased the AFA Partners in Care training DVD, recently added a unique activity to its roster. Each week, two local grocery stores donate produce and […]