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Mid-Island Y JCC Alzheimer's Program Receives $5,000 Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Mid-Island Y JCC's Alzheimer's Day Service Program received a $5,000 Grant from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Please read the accompanying Newsday article with all of the exciting details.


The Article As Featured In Newsday

A Plainview nonprofit has received a $5,000 grant to use toward day services for people with Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America announced in a statement Monday that it is giving the money to the Alzheimer's Day Service Program at The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center. "The funding we received from AFA will enable us to offer our program to those who otherwise could not afford it, which will provide their caregivers a much needed break," Sara Shapiro, director of adult and social services for the Mid-Island Y JCC, said in the statement. "Caregivers know our program offers their loved ones an opportunity to engage in daily exercise and creative art expression, sing along with musical entertainment and enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch each day."

The Phyllis and Milton Berg Respite Care Grant is given to foundation member groups that provide respite care "to help give family caregivers a much-needed break."

"Studies have shown that respite care, which provides a break for the caregiver but also engagement for the individual living with the illness, can aid in maintaining caregiver health and delay costly nursing home placement," Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., the foundation's president and chief executive said in the statement.-


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