"... Art has an integral role to play in [...] enriching the lives of people affected by dementia and their caregivers. We are honored to accept this visionary award in the category of Creative Expression and thank the Alliance and the Foundation..."
Meet Me at MoMA
"This award allows us to further expand and accelerate our efforts to bring awareness and education about dementia to Arizona's 22 Native American tribes. [...] we can bring practical assistance and strategies to family caregivers who are often isolated because of the disease and the remote expanse of the reservations. Thank you for the belief in this program!"
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
The National Center on Caregiving (NCC) Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation celebrated the recipients of the 2009 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards at a breakfast event held at the annual joint conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in March 2010, in Chicago, IL.
The event, organized by NCC and sponsored by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, marks the conclusion of the second year of the Awards that recognize excellence in Alzheimer's care and caregiver support in three categories: Creative Expression; Diverse/Multicultural Communities; and Policy & Advocacy. The Awards program was announced in the Spring of 2008 and attracted instant attention from Organizations and programs from all across the US.
Three outstanding programs rose to the top of a highly competitive pool of applicants and were determined as the first year's winners by a distinguished panel of judges with expertise in Aging, Family Caregiving, Policy and Alzheimer's disease. The award recipients are:
Organization: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Location: New York
Category: Creative Expression
Organization: Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Category: Diverse/Multicultural Communities
Organization: San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
Location: San Francisco, CA
Category: Policy & Advocacy
The event was attended by ASA/NCOA conference attendees, colleagues and friends of FCA and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director FCA, and also the MC for the event, and Marty H Blank Jr., COO and Co Director of The Gilbert Foundation spoke about their Organizations, gave a brief history of the Awards program and presented the recipients with their certificates. The amount of $ 20,000 had been presented to each Organization earlier in the year.
The three program representatives gave presentations highlighting the achievements of their programs and their impact on the communities they serve. They were received with warm applause and much enthusiasm by the audience who also expressed great interest on next year's awards.
The mission of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation is to invest 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 addition, The Foundation funds arts education and 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. Visit www.thegilbertfoundation.org for more information.
Established in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and assists caregivers through information, education, services, research and advocacy. Uniting research, policy and practice, and serving a diverse constituency, FCA 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, established at FCA in 2001, works to advance the development of high quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state of the country. Visit www.caregiver.org or call (800) 445-8106 for more information.