Impact 100 Grant Finalist

ALZHEIMER’S COMMUNITY CARE NAMED

IMPACT 100 GRANT FINALIST

 

Members of Impact 100 of South Palm Beach County have announced that Alzheimer’s Community Care, Inc. has been voted a grant finalist for the organization’s Annual Grand Awards Celebration, to be held April 19th at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton*.

 

The Grant Review Committees of Impact 100 have chosen seven finalists with high impact programs.  Five programs will be selected by members at the Grand Awards Ceremony, each of those to receive a $100,000 grant.

 

Alzheimer’s Community Care, Inc. (ACC) was selected as a finalist for its “Knowledge is Power: Dementia Specific Care Training,” which would provide education and clinical experiences for future nurses.  This project will change current trends by promoting a family-centered model of care that revolutionizes the manner in which families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders (ADRD) experience care. 

 

Alzheimer’s Community Care is the only organization in South Florida providing comprehensive community-based services for ADRD patients and caregivers and is a leader in promoting dignity, safety and well being through specialized care for all families living with ADRD.  Drawing upon 19 years of experience providing community-based dementia-specific care in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, ACC is uniquely positioned to lead the initiative to train future nurses and healthcare professionals in dementia-specific care.  The innovative model of community-based care received accreditation from The Joint Commission in 2013, the first of its kind in the United States.  Its design was created on evidence-based findings demonstrating that care is most appropriately provided for patients by his or her family in their own home.

 

About Impact 100 of South Palm Beach County:

According to Susan Duane, co-president of Impact 100, the organization to date has granted a total of $1,124,000 to non-profit projects over the past four years.

She noted that in 2016, over 70 non-profit organizations in the South Palm Beach County region applied for grants.  Other non-profit organizations chosen as finalists for the 2016 Grand Awards Ceremony include: The American Association of Caregiving Youth, Camelot Community Care, Delray Students First, Flamingo Clay Studios, Florida Atlantic University Foundation and the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

Impact 100 of South Palm Beach County is a women’s charitable organization committed to strengthening our community through the collective resources of its members by awarding high-impact grants in five focus areas: arts and culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness.

By donating $1,000, members of Impact 100 of South Palm Beach County will vote for programs of local non-profit organizations at the Grand Awards Celebration, incorporating its philosophy of “efficient philanthropy” and its mission statement of one woman, one meeting, one vote.

More information on Impact 100 is available at 561.336.4623 or at impact100pbc@gmail.com

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*This event is not co-sponsored or endorsed by Lynn University.


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