National Competition Awards Three Programs Benefitting Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Each Program Awarded $20,000 by Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

San Francisco, Jan. 17, 2017 — For the ninth consecutive year, organizations with outstanding programs that meet the needs of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease have won the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The winning programs for 2016, selected nationally, each receive $20,000.

The 2016 Awards were announced to the winners and applicants in late December by Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation in three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.

“This year’s applicants, from over 70 nonprofit organizations, again impressed us with their dedication to inventive and interesting approaches to Alzheimer’s disease caregiving. We feel the winning programs are extraordinary and they truly represent the intent of the Awards.” said Kathleen Kelly, FCA executive director. 

Representatives of the winning organizations will receive their awards at a reception held during the 2017 Aging in American Conference in Chicago, March 20 to 24. The reception will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The reception is open to the public.

2016 winners:

Creative Expression

Diverse / Multicultural Communities

Policy and Advocacy

Detailed information on the winning programs is available HERE.

To see an online scrapbook of past awardees click HERE.

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation invests in programs that promote education, tolerance, social services, healthcare, and the arts. 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.

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 online caregiving support and advice, resource listings, fact sheets, newsletters, research reports, and policy updates can be found at www.caregiver.org. Call (800) 445-8106 for more information.

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Contact: Leah Eskenazi, (415) 434-3388, ext. 330, or leskenazi@caregiver.org.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017