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Grants: Family Caregivers

Weinberg Foundation Announces Grant Program to Support Family Caregivers

Deadline: June 12, 2008

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
( http://www.hjweinbergfoundation.org/ ) has announced an innovative new program to provide $9 million in grants to assist caregivers across the United States.

The Family and Informal Caregiver Funding Program was developed by the Weinberg Foundation to provide the critical resources necessary to support caregivers in innovative ways and facilitate partnerships among agencies and organizations. The primary goal of the program is to increase support for family and informal caregivers who assist older adults living in the community.

Eligible grant recipients include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; faith- and other community-based organizations; tribal organizations; and units of local government nationwide.

The grant program will support from twelve to twenty community- based projects with grants ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 each (for a total of $300,000 to $900,000 for each grant recipient from March 2009 through February 2012).

Complete application details and additional information are available at the foundation’s Web site or by contacting the foundation’s offices.

Contact Information:
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Tel: (410) 654-8500
Email: CaregivingRFP at theweinbergfoundation dot org

RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012257/weinberg

For additional RFPs in Aging, visit:
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_aging.jhtml


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Family caregiving: state of the art proceedings 2007

from ELDERCARE LISTSERV
The report below will be of interest to those of us monitoring trends and new ideas in Family Caregiving.
Bruce Finke, MD
IHS / Nashville Area Elder Health Consultant
Chronic Care Initiative

FCA RELEASES PROCEEDINGS FROM NATIONAL CONFERENCE:
“FAMILY CAREGIVING: STATE OF THE ART, FUTURE TRENDS”

The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance has released Proceedings from its March 2007 national conference, “Family Caregiving: State of the Art, Future Trends.” The conference was convened in Chicago by FCA in partnership with the American Society on Aging.

The complete Conference Proceedings are now available on the FCA website at http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2043 (copy and paste this link into your browser), or at: Conference Proceedings. There is no charge to access the Proceedings, which detail the wide-ranging presentations and summarize trends, policy issues and progress in the field.

At the conference, experts from research, policy and practice considered critical questions in long-term caregiving: What is different now than in the past? How can we address the key challenges for family care in the decades ahead?

The Proceedings, which cover both plenary sessions and workshop panel presentations, conclude with a summary of recommendations put forth in the various sessions.

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, The U.S. Administration on Aging, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and The Caregivers Initiative, Johnson & Johnson, provided essential support.

Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Family Caregiver Alliance unites research, policy and practice to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance was established in 2001 to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. Visit www.caregiver.org</a> for more information.

Sewage feeds my family: Vince Doran, nonagenarian

Work ethic defines him

By LESLIE ANNE JONES, Anchorage Daily News, Published: June 12, 2007
Vince Doran

Vince Doran is the go-to man at Steelfab for sewage treatment plants. He designs all of them. A sticker on his filing cabinet reads, “Sewage feeds my family.”

He wears a red plaid tie and a sport coat with a purple “valor to victory” patch that proclaims him a member of the 34th Bomb Group (B-17)

Oh yes, one more thing about Doran. It sets him apart from the typical Anchorage worker. On Wednesday he turns 90.

On weekdays Doran wakes up and drives from the Pioneer Home to exercise at the Senior Center. He gets to Steelfab around 10 a.m. and works until midafternoon.

He was Alaska’s Outstanding Older Worker for 2005 and went to Washington, D.C., to meet Alaska’s congressional delegation.

In 2001 he took a trip on an icebreaker around northern Canadian islands and above Greenland. A member of Toastmasters for 30 years, he still speaks in public frequently […]

read more about him at
http://www.adn.com/money/story/8970716p-8886400c.html

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National Family Caregivers Association

http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/

Education and Support

As family caregivers we need emotional support to buoy us up on hard days, to remind us (or teach us) that we are not crazy, that others feel the same way we do, to lessen the isolation and to make caregiving easier.

As family caregivers we need education to teach us how to do the various things that caregiving demands of us, how to advocate for our loved one (and ourselves), how to find good home care, how to financially plan for the future, where to find respite care, etc. etc. etc.

This section won’t answer all of your questions, or ease all of your concerns, but we know it will answer many of them. We know it is going to help.

NFCA has been publishing its newsletter TAKE CARE! for more than 10 years now. Click here to read articles both past and present and find answers to many of your questions, new ideas, and emotional support.

We’ve got lots of Tips that have already helped thousands of family caregivers and Guides as well on specific topics such as how to find support groups or respite care.

In addition, we have a series of Education Pages dealing with specific diseases, conditions and symptoms. Because NFCA is not expert in these areas we have invited companies and organizations to create these specific pages for us.

Our FAQ section is just that – suggestions on where to find answers to your most pressing issues

Our list of Resources will lead you in lots of directions to find more ways to solve your problems and meet your needs.

Ever been frustrated by your interactions with doctors or other healthcare professionals? Welcome to the club. We’ve all been there. So many of them don’t seem to understand how much information we have to offer, that we need advice and direction, and some support as well.

NFCA’s educational program, Communicating Effectively with Healthcare Professionals, is one way to help break down some of those barriers. It is designed as a three hour interactive class and that’s great for people who live in areas where there is a Communicating Effectively (CE) trainer. But many people don’t. That’s why we have included here some of the helpful information from the CE toolkit. Click here to learn how to report symptoms, understand the workings of your doctor’s office, and much, much more.

http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/resources.cfm
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/newsletter.cfm
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/tips.cfm
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/tips_education.cfm
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/faqs.cfm
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/resources.cfm

Esther Martinez, nonagenarian Tewa linguist, 2008 honor

For more on the remarkable Ms Martinez see the earlier post

Esther Martinez: ‘A way to honor her spirit’ Historical roadside marker celebrates Tewa linguist and renowned storyteller
11/8/2008 – 11/9/08
OHKAY OWINGEH — New Mexico honored Ohkay Owingeh storyteller and Tewa linguist Esther Martinez Blue Water (P’oe Tsáwä) on Saturday by unveiling a new roadside marker at the pueblo north of Española.

“It is an honor to have a marker that recognizes her contributions to her pueblo and to others,” said Martinez, speaking to the large crowd gathered at the site along N.M. 68. “She was a person steadfast to the end.”

The wooden marker is the second of 55 that will be installed around the state in recognition of influential New Mexico women. .. The marker program was conceived by three women — Pat French, Beverly Duran and Alexis Girard. They created the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative and lobbied the Legislature to fund the project.

“As we drove around the state, we realized all the historic markers up and down the road were all for men,” French said Saturday as she waited for the cutting of a silver ribbon around Martinez’s marker. “This is to create a better balance.”

Martinez, born in 1912, was known as an exceptional storyteller. Her family said she could use almost anything as the source of a good yarn, even everyday events. “My mother’s stories had such life and character,” daughter Josephine Binford said with a chuckle. “You could see what she described. When she spoke, it was like she cast a spell.”

… Martinez received many national honors for her work in preserving the language and stories of her people. She taught Tewa in the Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) schools for years and created a Tewa dictionary. She traveled widely to share stories with non-Pueblo people. She received the Teacher of the Year award from the National Council of American Indians in 1997 and a year later was given the Governor’s Award for Excellence.

In 2006, Martinez was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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