JFCS awarded grant to assist people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, plus their caregivers

$5,000 provided from the Community Foundation through a special fund

Image from the JFCS website
Image from the JFCS website

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast (JFCS) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the from the Verna L. Grauel Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County that is specifically designated for the provision of specialty therapeutic activities to persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as support services for their caregivers, the nonprofit organization has announced.

“Alzheimer’s impact is far reaching. From those diagnosed with the disease, to their families and their caregivers, the challenges are undeniable,” said Rose Chapman, president and CEO of JFCS, in the release. “This grant is a tremendous help in continuing JFCS’s efforts in assisting individuals, families and caregivers cope with Alzheimer’s disease, and assure we have a community where people feel cared for, safe and strong,” she added in the release.

JFCS is a fully accredited, community-based social service organization that provides counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach and education programs on a secular non-denominational basis, the release explains. JFCS serves children, adults, families, seniors, and veterans living in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties, the release notes.