Parkersburg, WV… The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates held their Spring Grant Award Program on May 15, 2019.
During the ceremony, The PACF awarded the Alzheimer’s Association a grant of $6500.00.
The Alzheimer’s Association is excited to receive this grant which will expand Alzheimer’s Association care and support services in the rural counties including Wood County and surrounding counties, through the expansion of their community education program to include the recruitment and training of volunteer educators with community expertise.
The importance of the funds will provide for new Alzheimer’s Community Educator volunteers to be:
- Identified through staff outreach to the communities in Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood counties.
- Recruited, screened, and trained by expert staff to function in their home communities as Alzheimer’s Community Educators.
- Supported by staff with ongoing education, resources, and technical assistance in planning, promoting, providing, and documenting Alzheimer’s Community Education.
Alzheimer’s disease is life changing — not only for the person living with the disease but for family and friends as well. Those affected typically know neither what to expect from the disease nor the best ways to deal with its many challenges. In addition to being overwhelmed emotionally, they may have many practical questions about what the disease will do to the diagnosed individual and how to prepare for its inevitable progression.
This grant is made possible through support from the Galbraith Fund for Mental Health, Marion R. Layton Memorial Fund and the Walter E. & Marie Ausenheimer Memorial Fund.
Picture: The Reverend Paul L.Hicks of the PACF Board, Carolyn Canini, Program Director Katy Sulfridge, Regional Coordinator MOV, Lisa Wright, Program Coordinator.
The Alzheimer’s Association is grateful for the support from the PACF to reach more impacted individuals and families with crucial information regarding how to navigate a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. If you would like to be a part of building a robust volunteer force that will increase education and support for those with dementia and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Alzheimer’s Association mission to help families live their best life possible with this devastating disease, please reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit volunteer.alz.org to look at local opportunities.
Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or nonprofit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community.
The PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 350 charitable funds started by people just like you. The PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area. Since 1963, PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.
The Foundation is committed to improving our collective future by inspiring philanthropy and connecting people with opportunities to make a meaningful difference; engaging citizens to address key issues; and delivering results that matter for the people of our area
Their mission is to serve our region’s citizens by providing leadership and inspiring people to build permanent resources for the betterment of their communities through the Foundation.
Service area includes: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio.