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Three Outstanding Programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Honored at AiA17 Conference

Brooke Phillips
Editor | Shield HealthCare
03/27/17  9:30 AM PST
outstanding programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Original article by Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Co-Director and COO Martin H. Blank, Jr., were honored to present the 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards last week at a reception at the Aging in America (AiA17) conference in Chicago.

For the ninth year, FCA and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation have presented the annual awards in three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy. Winners attend a celebratory dinner and present their programs and accomplishments at a reception in the company of colleagues and friends.

The 2016 awardees (pictured with Martin H. Blank, Jr. and Kathy Kelly) and their programs follow:

Debra L. Cherry,  Ph.D.

POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Program: Dementia Cal MediConnect Project

Karen Leekity

DIVERSE/MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Pueblo of Zuni — Zuni Elderly Services
Zuni, New Mexico
Program: Zuni Adult Day Care

Elizabeth “Like” Lokon

CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
Program: Opening Minds through Art (OMA)

Detailed information about each program is available on FCA’s website here.

Read more at www.caregiver.org

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