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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 rjames@m4a.org 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.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW:


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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.   www.
foundersplace@saint-lukes.com 
 
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
 
 Jefferson County
 
McCoy Adult Day Care
730 8th Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
205-251-2178
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
205-380-4789
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
205-595-5800
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
205-933-2332
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
205-685-8863
Beverly Thedford, Director
                                                                                                                              
St. Clair County
 
Village at Cook Springs
415 Cook Springs Road
Cook Springs, AL  35052
205-338-2221
Randell Pickering
 
Tuscaloosa County
 
Reconnecting the Dots
4415 18th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
205-792-1197                                                                  
Stephanie Royster, Director
https://www.reconnecting-the-dots.com 
                                                                                                     
Caring Days Adult Day Care

943 – 31st Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
205-752-6840
Vicki Kerr, Director
Monday- Friday 7:30 am- 5:30 pm

https://www.caringdays.org 
                                                           
 Adult Respite Programs
 
CJFS Cares                                                 
Collat Jewish Family Services 
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3794 Crosshaven Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-3438
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
205-492-7004
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
205-802-6217
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm

www.saint-lukes.com 
 
Recess Respite Program
Independent Presbyterian Church
3100 Highland Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35205
205-933-3723
Pat Flowers, Director
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm

https://ipcusa.org/serve/missions/recess.html 
 
 Cullman County
 
Grace Place
Grace Episcopal Church
305 Arnold Street NE
Cullman, Alabama
256-734-6212
Deacon Jerry Jacob
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am- 2 pm

gracecullman@bellsouth.net 
 
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

lula.dobbs@gfumc.net 
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.

Cognitive Dynamics Foundation
 in collaboration with the Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition are recipients of a grant allowing them to visit congregations in the greater Birmingham area to advance Alabama’s Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative.
 
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 arrange a 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 
ldeverman@icloud.com 
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                                      Saginaw, Alabama 35137

                                            
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                                     Alabaster, Alabama  35007
                                           
                               
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