Friday Friends Receives Grant.
For the third year in a row, Friday Friends has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the AWARE Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase consumable supplies and bring in professional programs such as music and movement therapy.
Friday Friends is a ministry of Wilshire which provides four hours of respite on the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a family member caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a similar form of dementia. The program is fully run by volunteers from the church and the community. It is funded through grants, the church budget and donations from participants and the community.
From AWARE’s website (awaredallas.org): “AWARE conducts an annual grant review process resulting in the selection of the most exemplary nonprofit organizations in Dallas that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. AWARE provides funding and support to those leading groups which offer programs, education, and resources to caregivers and victims of Alzheimer’s disease, and to organizations doing valuable research to find prevention and ultimately a cure.”
Friday Friends is proud to have met the criteria of the AWARE grant review committee. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with dementia and would like to participate in the Friday Friends program, contact Marilyn Morgan or Martie Miller (contact info in the Wilshire directory) or Jessica Capps, Minister to Senior Adults. Friday Friends hopes to resume in-person meetings in August.