DCOA will launch a Saturday Respite Program in underserved Wards 7 and 8. This program will give a 4 hour break for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders and people with dementia which included Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Participants will engage in interactive and stimulating activities with other participants and program volunteers.
CityWide Money Management Program
DCOA and community partners will pilot a money management program to include (1) money management skill building and (2) a representative payee component modeled after DC Department of Behavioral Health’s partnership with Bread for the City. (Service Provider - IONA)
DCOA will expand Sibley Memorial Hospital’s “Club Memory” program across the city through senior wellness centers. Club Memory is a stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment or other forms of dementia, and their spouses, partners and caregivers.
Behavioral Symptom Management Training Program
DCOA will create a behavioral symptom management training program in order to promote understanding of ADRD, how to navigate long-term care options, and managing behavioral issues. (Partnership between Home Care Partners, IONA, and Sibley)
For more information, please contact DCOA’s Aging and Disability’s Information & Referral Assistance (I&R/A) Unit at (202) 724-5626.
- Alzheimer’s Grant Programs and Services [Download the PPT] (Includes description and eligibility)