Awards for Advocates (Aging) « Aging Issues
Awards for Advocates re: Aging Issues
Three Extraordinary Programs Awarded $20,000 Each in National Competition
- Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. A distinguished panel of judges determined the award recipients from a diverse group of applicants from all over the country. Click here for further details about the award winners.
The Award Recipients:
- 1. Category: Creative Expression
Organization: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Program: Meet Me at MoMAMeet Me at MoMA is the museum's free program for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's and related dementias, and their caregivers. Through the program MoMA offers interactive gallery tours, led by trained educators, to individuals once each month from September through June, and to groups from day care centers and assisted living facilities upon request year-round. MoMA also offers a multi-week series of art-making classes. The goal is to provide people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers with mutually beneficial opportunities for self expression, connection, and learning that enrich their lives.
- 2. Category: Diverse/Multicultural Communities
Organization: Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Program: Banner Alzheimer's Institute Native American Outreach ProgramThe Banner Alzheimer's Institute Native American Outreach Program was established to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among the 22 Arizona Native American tribal members and health care providers. Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI), a division of Banner Health, was established in 2006 with a threefold mission: To end Alzheimer's disease without losing a generation; to set a new standard of care for patients and families; and to forge a model of (biomedical) collaboration.
- 3. Category: Policy & Advocacy
Organization: San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
Program: 2020 Foresight: San Francisco's Strategy for Excellence in Dementia
Care and Alzheimer's/Dementia SummitAn innovative 11-year Strategic Plan with recommendations for dementia care excellence to policymakers, caregivers, care-receivers, service providers and the public was the accomplishment of an Alzheimer's/Dementia Expert Panel. The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) funds and coordinates services to older adults, adults with disabilities and their families to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health, and independence so persons can remain living in the community as long as possible and maintain the highest quality of life.