SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 11th year of the Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Award, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, A Bader Philanthropy, and Family Caregiver Alliance are pleased to announce three winning organizations—each with outstanding programs that address the needs of caregivers and those they care for, with Alzheimer's disease or a related condition.
Previously known as The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, the award has been renamed with the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, A Bader Philanthropy joining as a funding partner in 2018.
Three wonderful programs have been selected this year to receive the Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Award. The nationally-selected programs will each receive $20,000 in the following three categories:
Healing Hands is the only program in North Carolina to bring the level of full string orchestra performances to seniors living with dementia, and particularly to those with lifelong limited access to main stage performances due to economic, ethnic or cultural barriers.
- Down Syndrome Network, Inc. – Tempe, Arizona
Program: Aging Matters: Growing Older with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Network of Arizona's Aging Matters: Growing Older with Down Syndrome program is leading the provision of person-centered, dementia capable care for adults with Down syndrome and their families. It is estimated that 56% of those living with Down Syndrome who reach 60 years of age develop Alzheimer's, and 80% will experience some type of dementia.
- Mental Health America of the MidSouth – Nashville, Tennessee
Program: Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging
Eighteen (18) independent not-for-profit organizations agreed to work together, unifying their voice and sharing common language to promote public policy that benefits older adults, family caregivers, and those for whom they care for, in Tennessee.
Representatives of the winning organizations will receive their awards at a reception held during the Aging in American Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15 – 18. The reception will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The reception is open to the public.
The mission of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation is to invest in programs that promote education, tolerance, social services, healthcare, and the arts. The Foundation builds on the ideals and pursuits of its founders, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert. In addition, the foundation funds Arts Education and Culture in Los Angeles, Jewish programs in Los Angeles, and universities in California. In the area of Alzheimer's disease, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation focuses its grant-making on the advancement of research by junior investigators in the United States and Israel and investments in Alzheimer's disease caregiving.
Milwaukee-based Bader Philanthropies, Inc. is a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. Through the Helen Daniels Bader Fund and the Isabel and Alfred Bader Fund, the organization funds innovative projects and programs, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas. Since its founding in 1992 as the Helen Bader Foundation, the organization has committed more than $275 million in grants and program-related investments, such as loans and equity investments that advance its charitable mission. Today, the Helen Daniels Bader Fund (HDBF) honors her interest in healthier older adults, as well as her passion for the arts and creativity. The HDBF works to further healthy aging in Wisconsin, particularly with respect to the impact of Alzheimer's disease, as well as efforts to address Alzheimer's in Israel. In Milwaukee, HDBF brings community arts to underserved audiences, while the Helen Bader Scholarship Fund helps keep Jewish day school education in reach for local families.
Established in 1977, the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and assists caregivers through education, services, research, and advocacy. FCA programs support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. In 2017, FCA launched CareJourney, a scalable online service able to deliver quality information, education, and services to a growing family caregiver population. The National Center on Caregiving, established at FCA in 2001, works to advance the development of high quality cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state of the country.
SOURCE Family Caregiver Alliance