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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!
Alzheimer's Association is pleased to announce they are offering a series of training events across the state for those of you who are interested in becoming one of their community educators. Please see below for a list of dates and areas.
 
To learn more and if you are interested in attending, please pre-register by contacting Michelle Cain at mcain@alz.org (256) 655 0933 ext 9787
 
Dekalb County -  January 17 11:30 am (location TBC)

Montgomery-January 22 441 High Street, Montgomery 5:30 pm

Mobile and Surrounding Areas-January 24 11:30 am (location TBC)

Huntsville-January 31 Office Conference Room 11:00 am

Marshall County and Surrounding Areas- February 12 (location TBC)

Birmingham-February 21 Office Conference Room 11:30 am
M4A has received a new shipment of our Project Life Connect Emergency Pouches which connects your information to First Responders in case of an emergency.  We want to send a special SHOUT OUT to AARP and our Living Well Alabama program for their financial support!  

If you are interested in receiving some of these to distribute across your local community, please contact our office at 205-670-5770 or email Robyn James at rjames@m4a.org.  
M4A worked with Jan Neal, our Legal Service Provider, to produce four new Legal Guides covering very important legal matters families face daily:

1. Designing a Long-Term Care Plan;

2. Legal Authority Issues for Caregivers;

3. Dementia Friendly Caregivers & Professionals; and

4. What to do When a Loved One Dies.

The four-book legal guides are available at no cost to you.  Please contact the M4A office if you are interested in receiving them at 205-670-5770.

A special thanks to Author, Jan Neal, for making these Legal Guides available.
Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC), with funding from the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS), is growing the Dementia Friendly Alabama Communities Initiative. The goal is to expand into even more cities in Alabama for gap populations, awarding a minimum of (2) two mini-grants up to $12,000 each to applicants representing Dementia Friendly Community expansion efforts. 
 
In April 2017, through monies provided by ADSS, CAAC awarded (6) six mini-grants to start Dementia Friendly Communities in Alabaster, Birmingham, Auburn, Dothan, Huntsville and Mobile. In 2018, CAAC awarded (3) three additional mini-grants in Birmingham, Camden and Tuscaloosa.
 
The initial goal of the program is to foster evidence-based dementia capable programs and interventions by engaging, seeding and supporting communities striving to become dementia friendly.   
 
The ultimate goal is to generate Dementia Friendly Communities that highlight the importance of allowing those with dementia to remain active within their communities. We also hope this will demonstrate how effective small investments in dementia friendliness can be and to develop models with impact data to show to other communities said effectiveness, including potential funding sources elsewhere in the state.  
 
Please visit
Dementia Friendly Alabama or Central Alabama Aging to download and print the RFP. Any questions, please email Stephanie.Holmes@adss.alabama.gov.

Successful Applicants Notified | February 2019 
Grant Period Begins | March 1, 2019
Grant Period Ends | July 31, 2019

 
 
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