Milton & Phyllis Berg Family Respite Care Grants
The CARES (Caring for Adults through Respite, Enrichment and Socialization) program at Collat Jewish Family Services in Birmingham, AL, supported by a 2018 Fall Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant.
The Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grants are awarded to AFA member organizations to help provide respite care scholarships to families in need. Studies have shown that respite care can help improve quality of life for both the individual living with Alzheimer’s and family caregivers by providing social engagement and cognitive stimulation for the individual, and affording a much-needed time-out for the caregiver. Each grant award is $6,000. Grants are awarded twice a year.
2020 application deadlines:
Spring cycle: April 24th
Fall cycle: November 6th
2021 application deadlines:
Spring cycle: April 30th
Fall cycle: November 5th
The grants are awarded in memory of the deceased parents of Barry E. Berg, who has served on AFA’s board of trustees since 2004. Both of Berg’s parents passed away in 2009: his mother, Phyllis, had Alzheimer’s disease, and his father, Milton, was a devoted caregiver.
Organizations applying for the Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant may contact AFA at 866-232-8484 if they have questions.