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“The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois,” Kaylin Risvold said.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter’s Rockford-area office will receive the grant. The grant will support expenses for Rockford-area Education and Alzheimer’s Association Community Representative (AACR) programs. These programs are important components in helping people cope with the demands of living with Alzheimer’s disease or care for someone with the diagnosis.
Through high-quality programs presented by trained staff and volunteers and by speaking to community groups about its mission, programs and services, the Alzheimer’s Association can help the community better understand the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what signs to look for, educate them on the importance of a proper diagnosis, and provide them with information and resources to better care and support those affected by the disease.
These programs will take place from January to June 2015 and will focus on activities in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties.
“The grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will give us additional resources to reach those in the Rockford area,” Risvold said.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is the area’s largest provider of grants and scholarships. Its mission is to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of the people of northern Illinois.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015