Program Development

Songwriting Works

Songwriting Works

Songwriting Works (SW) gives elders and families access to the physical, cognitive, psycho-social and spiritual benefits of songwriting. Family caregivers join loved ones as trained professional songwriters engage participants in elder-driven evidence-based songwriting workshops held at skilled nursing, assisted living, adult day and community centers. Songwriting Works is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category.

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Meet Me at MoMA

Meet Me at MoMA

TimeSlips

TimeSlips is a creative, group storytelling project for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. A major component of this program is dedicated to training professionals to replicate the intervention.

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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Center on Age & Community (UWM's CAC).

Interdisciplinary program works to advance innovation in aging by fostering partnerships between scholars and practitioners in education, applied research, and long term care

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

Caregiver Retreats

Caregiver Retreats offer family caregivers a one or two-day respite sessions designed to provide rest and rejuvenation.

Organization:

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver Cooperative Respite Program

The Caregiver Cooperative Respite Program is an innovative cooperative approach to expanded respite services for caregivers of older adults.

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Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley Inc. (ACC)

ACC is a non profit organization providing culturally sensitive health and social services for older adults.

Location:

Sacramento, CA

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Camp for Caring (FCA)

Camp for caring is a weekend retreat for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease or a related disorder.

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Family Caregiver Alliance

El Portal

El Portal is an outreach program of the Alzheimer's Association aiming to build partnerships in the Latino community.

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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

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Caregiver Assistance Network

The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program from the Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio. It offers an array of services through a single central access point, including support groups, respite, and education.

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Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) Palliative Care and Bereavement Program

The VPH Palliative Care and Bereavement Program serves end-of-life patients and their families by addressing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual issues associated with illness and dying.

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH)

Caregiving Near Life's End: The National Train-the-Trainer Program

The intervention assists caregivers in finding meaning, purpose and value during the end-of-life caregiving experience.

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Suncoast Hospice

Suncoast Hospice is the nation's largest not-for-profit, community-based provider of hospice and palliative care. The Hospice provides care for tens of thousands of people annually, and leads innovative service delivery, social change advocacy, technology development and other end-of-life initiatives.

Location:

Largo, FL

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