By Staff Blogger/ February, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that our organization is a recipient of a $25,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation!

This grant will help support the full spectrum of our free programs and services for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-impairing conditions and dementias, as well as those who care for them. These programs and services include:

  • Education regarding early and moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairing conditions and dementias
  • Supportive services for caregivers
  • Social activities for those who have memory loss
  • Care consultations with licensed social workers
  • 24/7 telephone helpline
  • Online resources
  • Unique programs such as Memories in the Making®, which allows individuals with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairing conditions and dementias to express themselves using art
  • Our two adult day care centers, which offer a full-range of social and healthcare programs for older adults, as well as a drop-in respite program that give caregivers a short term break
  • New memory screening programs for the community

With the help of the grant, our team can continue providing the services above, and continue our other initiatives of:

  1. Improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families
  2. Increasing access to community-based care
  3. Improving quality care in residential settings
  4. Expanding funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia
  5. Educating physicians and other medical and health professionals about diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and how to make HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act) compliant referrals to AOC

Founded in 1989, S. Mark Taper Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in their communities.

Alzheimer’s Orange County extends our heartfelt thank you and gratitude to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for its generous gift that will allow us to continue our mission of serving those in Orange County impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.