Western New York
Alzheimer's Caregiver Partnership
This Partnership of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, The Alzheimer's Association of WNY, and the following Counties Offices for Aging: Allegany, Cattauraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming along with the Pride Center of WNY, were one of the nine grantees for the Alzheimer's demonstration grant from the Department of Health. in 2016. At a recent community gathering, the discussion was centered on how we give a seat to everyone at the table, in a variety of ways, in order to effect serious change for caregivers of people Alzheimer's/dementia related conditions. Ann Marie Doetterl - Executive Director of Catholic Charities believes that community partnerships are the key and poignantly stated "Together, we can do this and make history."
The WNYACP partnership recently sponsored a REST workshop for 13 Trainers, giving the partnership the ability to train many volunteer respite providers in their community. In addition, they are supporting faith based communities who express an interest in developing drop in respite centers. WNYACP provides training, $500 for start up costs and materials, policies and procedures, a complete package to get them started. We applaud the example of WNYACP as the Coalition works to educate an army of respite volunteers throughout New York State.
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