M4A wants to remind consumers of all ages at all stages to START WITH M4A! We are the first place to contact to get help, information, and resources. Our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Specialists are always here to help!
M4A hosted the first of many regional training conferences (AGING: RESPONDING TO THE CALL) for police, fire, EMT, and social workers on March 26th in Bessemer. Topics covered were Financial Crimes against Elders, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Abuse in Later Life, Adult Protective Services, and AAA programs and services.
The conference was a complete success and we received excellent feedback from those who attended. We thank the Alabama Securities Commission for their leadership to provide the grant through the Investor Protection Trust for M4A to plan and host these statewide conferences.
A special thanks also goes out to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, United Way AAA, Jefferson County DHR/APS, the Bessemer Police Department, Mobility 101, and our other sponsors who made the Bessemer event a complete success!
M4A is planning the next training conference for June 18th in Montgomery. Stay tuned for more information!
M4A is looking for a financial sponsor who wants to help support the next order of our Project Life Connect red pouch project. These vinyl pouches are placed in a resident's home on their refrigerator and includes important information in case of an emergency. M4A also trains first responders to look for these in homes across our five county area if they receive an emergency call.
Your Company/Organization logo will be included on the front of each pouch which is a great way to raise more awareness of your company/organization.
Please contact Robyn James, Marketing Director at email@example.com or (205) 670-5770 if you are interested in this marketing opportunity.
M4A is working hard to make continuous improvements to our www.m4a.org website. We have added a new feature for consumers to submit Google Reviews to share their experience with our agency. We would love it if you would take just a few moments to submit a review and help us spread the word about our agency and the services we provide consumers.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is opening a new respite ministry for people living with dementia. This is a wonderful opportunity for respite care for weary caregivers, but more importantly, it will offer a joyful, stimulating place for those with dementia to thrive. firstname.lastname@example.org
BELOW is a complete list of respite programs and adult daycare centers in central Alabama. While there is no government oversight of adult daycare or respite centers in our state, these are centers that Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama has vetted and recommends.
ACA offers scholarships for patients to attend the center of their choice. There are currently 75 people attending daycare on ACA scholarships of up to $250 a month. For an application, visit our website at www.alzca.org
Daycare and respite offer the most affordable care available for families living with dementia, but many families are not aware these programs exist. Please help us spread the word about these extraordinary respite options. Thank you for the care you provide those living with dementia,
Miller Piggott, Executive Director
Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
P. O. Box 2273
Birmingham, Alabama 35201
(205)871-7970 (866)806-7255 www.alzca.org A Local Organization Helping Local Families
Central Alabama Adult Day Care Centers
McCoy Adult Day Care
730 8th Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
Vivian Story, Director
Monday- Friday 7 am- 5 pm http://mccoyadultdaycare.com New Vision Adult Day Care Center
1800 John Roger Drive
Birmingham, AL 35210
Terry Conaway, Director
Monday – Friday 7 am- 5 pm http://www.guidinglight.org/adult-day-care Rose Garden Adult Day Care
4900 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Hazel Ward, Director
Monday- Friday 7 am- 6 pm *Saturday & Sunday Adult Day Care 9-5 *Overnight Respite
South Highland Center
2035 Highland Ave. So.
Birmingham, AL 35205
Mel York, Director
Monday- Friday 7:15 am- 5:30 pm http://southhighlandcenter.org Shelby County
Living Waters Adult Day Care Center
776 2nd Street
Helena, AL 35080
Beverly Thedford, Director St. Clair County
Village at Cook Springs
415 Cook Springs Road
Cook Springs, AL 35052
Reconnecting the Dots
4415 18th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Stephanie Royster, Director https://www.reconnecting-the-dots.com
Caring Days Adult Day Care
943 – 31st Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Vicki Kerr, Director
Monday- Friday 7:30 am- 5:30 pm https://www.caringdays.org Adult Respite Programs
Collat Jewish Family Services
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3794 Crosshaven Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223
Pam Leonard, Director
Monday- Friday 10 am- 2 pm https://cjfsbham.org/cjfs-cares-2 Encore Respite Ministry
Canterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
Patti Williams, Director
Monday – Thursday 10 am- 2 pm https://www.encorerespite.org Founders Place
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
3736 Montrose Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm www.saint-lukes.com Recess Respite Program
Independent Presbyterian Church
3100 Highland Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35205
Pat Flowers, Director
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm https://ipcusa.org/serve/missions/recess.html Cullman County
Grace Episcopal Church
305 Arnold Street NE
Deacon Jerry Jacob
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm email@example.com Marshall County
Marshall County Adult Respite Program Guntersville First United Methodist Church
539 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-582-2001, ext. 244
Lula Dobbs, Director firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays 10 am- 2 pm
M4A works closely with Lynda Everman and Dr. Don Wendorf who are nationally recognized advocates. See the information below and share with your local faith-based communities who are interested to receive support through their Dementia Friendly Communities Grant.
Making these congregational visits will be Lynda Everman and her husband, Dr. Don Wendorf, who served as Senior Editors of Dementia-friendly Worship: A Multifaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities to be released in June. Lynda and Don were both care partners for their late parents and spouses who had dementia and are staunch advocates for all families impacted by this difficult disease.
Through their visits, they hope to raise awareness of the unique needs of individuals with dementia and their care partners, who due to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and financial challenges presented by this disease, are no longer able to fully participate in their faith communities. They will offer resources, including books and dvds—at no charge!—to faith communities who may not know how to recognize, interact with, and support their members with dementia and their care partners. Through the use of these resources, they hope to create communities that are welcoming and nurturing to all regardless of cognitive limitations.
If you'd like to arrangea visit for your priest, pastor, or rabbi and congregational care staff to explore these topics and share ideas to initiate or expand a ministry of compassionate dementia care, contact Lynda Everman at email@example.com