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New funding is available...

Seed Grants Available for the Start-up of Dementia Day Programs

Teaneck, New Jersey–March 5, 2018–The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the start-up of new, social model Group Respite or Early Memory Loss programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In October 2018, The Foundation will be awarding up to 15 seed grants for the development of dementia-specific Group Respite programs or specialized programs for people with Early Memory Loss (EML). The grants are $10,000 for the first year with an opportunity for a second tier grant of $5,000. Any 501(c)(3) or equivalent not-for-profit service agency wishing to develop a social model, day program for Alzheimer’s families is invited to apply. Proposals are due on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at The Brookdale Foundation Group office in New Jersey.

Applications for the dementia-specific Group Respite program should be based on the best practices discussed in the manual, How to Start and Manage a Group Activities and Respite Program for People with Alzheimer's and Their Families. For programs focusing on EML, a replicable model is outlined in the guide: How to Plan and Implement an Early Memory Loss Program. To order these free publications and to download grant guidelines and the RFP application, visit:

For Additional Information Contact:
Carmen Mendieta, MPA
Technical Assistance Consultant to BNGRP


Wednesday, March 07, 2018

2016 Conference was a success!

Thanks to the Colonial Club for hosting our annual conference on Saturday, October 29th. Everyone in attendance seemed to have a really good time and we all learned a lot. The speakers were awesome and conference evaluations proved that to be true. Special thanks to the staff of Colonial Club, Melody Riedel, and to the conference planning committee.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Health Focus

Dual approach reduces hospitalizations for frail seniors

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Monday, January 05, 2015

EnteSilver Alert bill that 'will save lives' signed into law

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adult Day Services honors drivers during Transit week

The Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association wants to recognize and thank the many people that safely transport our clients to and from our programs. We appreciate the care, concern and reassurance you provide and recognize how essential this service is in our state.
A number of day centers are recognizing drivers in special ways. Laurie Nowak, Director of Adult Day Care at Clement Manor reports that they will be providing bag lunches to their drivers all week. Lakefield Adult Day Services clients baked homemade treats and will be offering snacks and beverages to Ozaukee County drivers.
We often take transportation for granted until it is an issue. This week offers day service programs and participants the opportunity to thank drivers for providing safe, reliable transportation in all conditions. We are truly grateful for the service you provide!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Caregivers neglect their own health to care for others

Our member programs remain concerned about caregivers ability to take care of their own needs while caring for others. Adult Day Services can be the answer for respite that so many need so they can function as the caregiver and keep their loved one at home longer.
NBC News story addresses the impact that caregivers neglecting their own health can have overall.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

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