Winners announced in the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

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Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. Four remarkable nonprofit programs that address the needs of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease won in three categories: Creative Expression, Policy and Advocacy, and Diverse/Multicultural Communities. The programs were selected in a national competition and each will receive $20,000.

“We were tremendously impressed with the inventiveness and commitment exhibited by this year’s entries to the Awards program,” said FCA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly. “We are pleased and grateful to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for allowing us to recognize and reward this year’s truly extraordinary programs.”

The organizations will receive their awards at a celebratory reception during the annual “Aging in America” Conference to be held March 20-24 in Washington, DC. The awards reception will be held on March 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.* For conference information, visit www.asaging.org/aia.

This year’s winning programs:

Creative Expression

Diverse/ Multicultural Communities

  • Arts & Minds, New York, NY
    Program: Arts & Minds at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Policy and Advocacy (two recipients)

Detailed information on four winning programs:
www.caregiver.org/gilbert-awards-2015-recipients

To view an online scrapbook of past awardees (2008–2014), click here.

 

* Aging in America Conference and Awards Reception: March 20–24, 2016. All conference activities will be taking place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. The Awards Reception will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Thurgood Marshall North Room, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC. No need to RSVP.


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

 

Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016