Dementia & Alzheimer’s Association of St. Clair County Receives $25,000 Grant for Respite & Relief Program
June 9th, 2023
The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Association of St. Clair County (DAASCC) is proud to announce they are a proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund for Caregivers from the Southeast Community Foundation of Michigan.
“We are so thankful to be chosen by the Southeast Community Foundation of Michigan as a recipient of this grant,” said DAASCC President, Deb Johnson. “These funds will be used across St. Clair County to provide critical respite and relief program for primary caregivers of those battling dementia and Alzheimer’s. The mission of the DAASCC is to support caregivers, boost awareness to the disease, and be a resource so that these caregivers know they are not alone. With this very generous grant, we can do just that! For those interested in applying for our respite care grant program, please apply on our website: www.daascc.org/respite-grant, or for more information, call us at (810) 990-9558.”
As well as expanding the respite care program, the DAASCC is working to offer more educational opportunities and resources across St. Clair County by offering webinars and in-person events to the public. The association is also expanding its relationship with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center to provide more professional educational presentations for the area that will focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia related topics.
Life Skills Centers, Inc., a partner of the DAASCC in St. Clair County was also awarded $10,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund for Caregivers for a program designed to benefit caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory, brining even more care assistance to the area.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs in the seven counties of southeast Michigan.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan honor Mr. Wilson’s charitable legacy by supporting efforts across the region in caregiving, design & access, and youth sports, as well as for community assets in Mr. Wilson’s home community of Grosse Pointe. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.
The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Association of St. Clair County is composed of key stakeholders from St. County (SCC): Council on Aging, SCC Community Mental Health, SCC Health Department, Visiting Nurse Association, Lakeshore Woods, SCC Sheriff’s Department, Blue Water Publishing, Life Skills Centers, Medical Professionals and representatives of skilled nursing, day care, home care and caregivers. Their mission is to support caregivers and those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through awareness education, respite care grants, and rescue referral. For more information, please visit our website at www.daascc.org