Barbara Glass, AWARE 2020-2021 President; Mary Brinegar, President and CEO, DABS
Mary Brinegar Spoke About the Memory Garden Supported by a Grant from AWARE
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Barbara Glass, 2020-2021 president of AWARE, hosted the last meeting of her tenure at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden featuring Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society president and CEO, Mary Brinegar, speaking about the Memory Garden, an AWARE Grant Recipient program. The grant provides support for expansion of the Memory Garden nature program that incorporates horticulture, conversations, and crafts to enrich the life of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It is a series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and includes planting, painting, fellowship and more.
“AWARE is honored to support essential programs like this one that enrich not only the lives of those living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, but those who care for them,” Barbara said. “It gives everyone a chance to get away, get outside, enjoy nature and have fun at the same time.”
The 2021-2022 Grant Recipients will be announced very soon, along with the 2021-2022 Board of Directors headed by incoming president, Karisti Julia.
AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer's disease by providing funding and support to programs, projects, and research provided by nonprofit organizations that actively help individuals affected by Alzheimer's in Dallas and the greater North Texas area.
Now is the time to join AWARE! Membership is open to both men and women and includes benefits such as:
· Network – Members participate in a network of individuals, many of whom have a personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease through a family member, friend, medical or other professionals in the field.
· Education – Members learn the latest information about the causes, treatment, and research on Alzheimer’s disease through meetings, field trips, and speakers.
· Resources – Members work collaboratively sharing information and best practices in the compassionate care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
· Donations – Members know that grant recipients of the AWARE fund have been professionally vetted by The Dallas Foundation to ensure that money invested in our local community is leveraged for the best possible results in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
AWARE is a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) publicly supported charity. In partnership with the Foundation AWARE conducts an annual grant review process by which grant applicants are carefully and thoughtfully vetted to ensure that grant dollars are awarded to organizations that provide outstanding services to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, and to those research institutions that are at the forefront of medical research in the treatment, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease.
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