United Way of Tarrant County Awarded $388,608 To Support Older Adult Services

By March 25, 2019 No Comments

United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging today announced it received a $388,608 grant from the Administration for Community Living to help Tarrant County residents who have Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The grant will support the Model for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services Focused on People Living Alone  (MASPLA) project, which is a collaboration of non-profit agencies working to prolong safe and independent living in the community for people living alone with Alzheimer’s Disease/Related Dementia (ADRD).

“We are proud to be a part of such a collaborative project that will make a significant difference in meeting the needs of this vulnerable population,” said Don Smith, Vice President of Community Investment and Director of Area Agency on Aging at United Way of Tarrant County. “Our goal is to sustain the dementia-capable home and community-based service system in Tarrant County.”

Project partners include Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, Easterseals North Texas, Accommodating Healthcare, Right at Home, Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas, Cancer Care Services, Guardianship Services, Inc., UNT Health Science Center and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth.

About United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging

United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging is a leader and convener of change in the community as well as nationally.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers by raising awareness of unmet needs, advocating for and connecting individuals to resources, forming community partnerships and providing exemplary services.  For more information on the services we offer, visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org/aaatc/.

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