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Midland Area Community Foundation Grant supports new Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter position

Midland Area Community Foundation Grant supports new Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter position
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October 29, 2021
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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter has been named a 2021 grant recipient by the Midland Area Community Foundation. The $35,300 grant will fund a part-time program coordinator position in Midland County.

“We are grateful to the Midland Area Community Foundation for supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and funding this new position,” said Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter President and CEO Jennifer Lepard. “This grant will help us tremendously in serving Michiganders in Midland County as they navigate their dementia journey.”

According to Alzheimer’s Association Program Services Director Jean Barnas, there’s been an increase in calls related to behavioral concerns, communication tips and strategies, and caregiver stress throughout the pandemic.

“Some of the increased traffic has definitely been related to COVID-19,” said Barnas. “That makes sense as more caregivers are at home with fewer breaks and persons living with dementia are not able to attend as many community programs outside of the home.”
The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline can be reached at 800.272.3900 or at Michiganders can also take advantage of local resources and learn more about education programs, support groups and social engagement programs throughout the state by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter website at
About the Midland Area Community Foundation
The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen the community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.

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