Caregiving Legacy Award Winners Announced

Jan 29, 2013, 08:00 ET from Family Caregiver Alliance

Three extraordinary programs awarded $20,000 each in 5th year of national competition

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.

The Awards program was established through a grant to FCA's National Center on Caregiving. A distinguished panel of reviewers determined the award-winners from a diverse group of applicants from across the country.

Awards of $20,000 each will be presented to nonprofit organizations to recognize programs that address the needs of Alzheimer's caregivers in three categories:  Creative Expression; Policy & Advocacy; and Diverse/Multicultural Communities. 

The organizations' programs will be honored at the "Aging in America" Annual Conference in Chicago on March 14, 2013. For Conference information, visit:


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center on Age & Community, WI
    Creative Expressive Award. Website:

  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, MN
    "What Is A Caregiver?" Public Awareness Campaign
    Policy & Advocacy Award
  • Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, CA
    Seniors Services
    Diverse/Multicultural Communities Award


CJE Senior Life, IL, Chesed Project at Taos Jewish Center, NM; Labor Project for Working Families, CA; Museum of Modern Art, NY: Banner Alzheimer's Institute, AZ: SF Department of Aging and Adult Services, CA; Songwriting Works, WA; Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter; Alzheimer's Foundation of America, NY; Mountain Projects, Inc., NC; Kairos Dance Theatre, MN; Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, IL: Southern Caregiver Resource Center, CA; and African American Alzheimer's and Wellness Association, OH.

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation invests 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 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.  Visit for more information.

Family Caregiver Alliance and its National Center on Caregiving offer local and national programs to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.  A wealth of caregiving advice, resource listings, newsletters, fact sheets, research reports, policy updates, discussion groups, and the Family Care Navigator are available free on the FCA website.  Visit: or call (800) 445-8106 for more information. For consumer information, reporters may wish to refer to Family Caregiver Alliance's Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiving at:, and Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behavior at:

SOURCE Family Caregiver Alliance