February 25, 2008
Bonnie Lawrence, (415) 434-3388, Ext. 312
blawrence (at) caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Alliance Awarded Grant from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for National Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Award
SAN FRANCISCO—Family Caregiver Alliance is pleased to announce that its National Center on Caregiving has been awarded a grant from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation to oversee an awards program to recognize innovation in programs benefiting caregivers.
The grant was created specifically to reward organizations that are initiating unique programs that address the needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers.
Under The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer Disease Caregiver Legacy Award, Family Caregiver Alliance will oversee an awards program in three categories:
The award recipients in each category will receive a cash prize of up to $20,000 and their programs will be recognized at an awards reception. Information about the programs will be widely disseminated through FCA’s web, print and media communication channels.
The selection criteria and application process will be announced by June 1, 2008. (No submissions will be accepted prior to that date.) Submissions will be made through the FCA website, www.caregiver.org.
FCA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly said that the nature of the awards offers an opportunity for previously unrecognized programs to be publicly acknowledged. “Within these categories are programs that deal, in very creative yet practical ways, with the real challenges that caregivers face.
“These are programs that sometimes operate behind the scenes, but they have a distinct impact on caregivers’ well-being. We are grateful to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for this exciting opportunity, which compliments Family Caregiver Alliance’s mission to unite research, policy and practice.”
“We're conscious of the fact that the organizations that support caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease often go unnoticed,” said Martin H. Blank, Jr., COO and Co-director of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. “They deserve recognition for their innovative approaches to assisting caregivers in their difficult work.”
For information on the submission criteria and eligibility for the Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, visit the General Information page.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation invests in programs in the areas of College Access, Healthcare and Israel. In addition, The Foundation funds Arts Education & 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.
Established in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance programs support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. The National Center on Caregiving was established at FCA in 2001 to advance the development of high quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. Visit www.caregiver.org, or call (800) 445-8106 for more information.
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