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FCA announces the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awardees

February 9, 2015

 The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance announces that four exceptional programs from California, Illinois, and Minnesota are the most recent recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The 2014 awarded programs and their host organizations are:

  • Tales & Travels Memories Project, Gail Borden Public Library District- Creative Expression Award   
  • Vietnamese Family Caregiver Support, Orange Caregiver Resource Center – Diverse/Multicultural Communities Award
  • Success Through a Unified Vision: the Fight to Preserve Alzheimer’s Care in California, California Association for Adult Day Services – Policy & Advocacy 
  • ACT on Alzheimer’s, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging – Policy & Advocacy

 Administered by the National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance and sponsored by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, this year marks the seventh year of the Awards that recognize excellence in Alzheimer’s disease care and caregiver support in three categories: Creative Expression, Policy & Advocacy*, and Diverse/Multicultural Communities.  You can read more about the winning program details on caregiver.org.The programs are awarded $20,000 each and will be honored at Aging in America, the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in Chicago, IL on March 25, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us! For ASA Conference information, visit: https://www.asaging.org/aging-in-america 

*NOTE:  Two awardees were selected for the Policy & Advocacy category in 2014. 

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 grantmaking on the advancement of research by junior investigators in the United States and Israel, and investments in Alzheimer’s disease caregiving. Visit: https://www.thegilbertfoundation.org/  for more information.

Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving offers local and national programs to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for adults with chronic, disabling health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.  A wealth of caregiving advice, resource listings, newsletters, fact sheets, research reports, policy updates, discussion groups, and the Services by State web page are available free on the FCA website.  Visit: https://www.caregiver.org or call (800)445-8106 for more information.