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THE I’M STILL HERE FOUNDATION WINS $25,000 FROM MAUDE’S AWARDS MAUDE’S AWARDS RECOGNIZES INNOVATION IN ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE SEATTLE, WA – The 3 RD Annual Maude’s Award recipients were announced on September 16 th . Three organizations received $25,000 each and five individuals received $5,000 each. Maude’s Awards was created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. It provides monetary awards to organizations and individuals for innovations excelling in one of the categories of care found here: The Awards – Maude's Awards (maudesawards.org) The I’m Still Here Foundation (ISH) redefines what it means to live with dementia, replacing the predominant “despair” narrative with one of “hope.” The I’m Still Here principles promote dignity, engagement, community, and education and underscore the value of a nonpharmacological approach to dementia care. ISH launched its Innovation Program in 2018 to provide seed funding for organizations to develop innovative engagement programs for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Innovation Programs show how persons living with dementia are still loved, still engaged, and still included in family, life, and community. The founder of I’m Still Here, John Zeisel, is an internationally known expert in designing dementia-friendly spaces and in dementia care. By educating individuals and communities, the ISH approach reduces the stigma so often associated with dementia. Maude’s Awards was created in 2019 by Richard Ferry (Co-Founder of Korn-Ferry International) in honor of his beloved wife of 65 years. In 2013, Maude was diagnosed with dementia and Richard has continued their loving journey as a tireless advocate to discover and share innovations that speak to the challenges and needs of persons living with dementia and their care partners. Maude’s Awards are for achievement and demonstrated success, as opposed to grants for future programs. The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, MA, has been a major supporter and funder of the I’m Still Here Foundation having made two $100,000 grants since 2013. For more information, visit: https://maudesawards.org/2022-awardees/ Recipients are: Organizations ($25,000) I’m Still Here Winchester, MA Elderwise Seattle, WA Jewish Family and Children’s Waltham MA Service Memory Café Percolator Dementia Action Alliance Charlottesville, VA Individuals ($5,000) Dana Territo Baton Rouge, LA Bonnie Erickson Billings, MT Pam Nolte Seattle, WA Hailey Richman Plainview, NY Mary Crescenzo Topanga, CA
Contact: Mary Anne Grant PHONE: 781-816-5151 EMAIL: info@imstillhere.org I’m Still Here 7 Wainwright Road #35 Winchester, MA 01890
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THE I’M STILL HERE FOUNDATION WINS $25,000 FROM MAUDE’S AWARDS MAUDE’S AWARDS RECOGNIZES INNOVATION IN ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE SEATTLE, WA – The 3 RD Annual Maude’s Award recipients were announced on September 16 th . Three organizations received $25,000 each and five individuals received $5,000 each. Maude’s Awards was created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. It provides monetary awards to organizations and individuals for innovations excelling in one of the categories of care found here: The Awards – Maude's Awards (maudesawards.org) The I’m Still Here Foundation (ISH) redefines what it means to live with dementia, replacing the predominant “despair” narrative with one of “hope.” The I’m Still Here principles promote dignity, engagement, community, and education and underscore the value of a nonpharmacological approach to dementia care. ISH launched its Innovation Program in 2018 to provide seed funding for organizations to develop innovative engagement programs for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Innovation Programs show how persons living with dementia are still loved, still engaged, and still included in family, life, and community. The founder of I’m Still Here, John Zeisel, is an internationally known expert in designing dementia-friendly spaces and in dementia care. By educating individuals and communities, the ISH approach reduces the stigma so often associated with dementia. Maude’s Awards was created in 2019 by Richard Ferry (Co-Founder of Korn-Ferry International) in honor of his beloved wife of 65 years. In 2013, Maude was diagnosed with dementia and Richard has continued their loving journey as a tireless advocate to discover and share innovations that speak to the challenges and needs of persons living with dementia and their care partners. Maude’s Awards are for achievement and demonstrated success, as opposed to grants for future programs. The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, MA, has been a major supporter and funder of the I’m Still Here Foundation having made two $100,000 grants since 2013. For more information, visit: https://maudesawards.org/2022-awardees/ Recipients are: Organizations ($25,000) I’m Still Here Winchester, MA Elderwise Seattle, WA Jewish Family and Children’s Waltham MA Service Memory Café Percolator Dementia Action Alliance Charlottesville, VA Individuals ($5,000) Dana Territo Baton Rouge, LA Bonnie Erickson Billings, MT Pam Nolte Seattle, WA Hailey Richman Plainview, NY Mary Crescenzo Topanga, CA