MAC Awarded $1M grant

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MAC, Inc., is pleased to announce the award of $1,000,000 from the Administration for Community Living (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) for its innovative Life Bridges Project.

This award comes to MAC as part of a national Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative to create and sustain a dementia-capable Home and Community Based Service system that includes a single point of entry/no wrong door access for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers. This three-year project will be undertaken in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, the Eastern Shore regional office of the Maryland Department of Developmental Disabilities Administration, PRMC and our local medical community along with BEACON –The Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network at Salisbury University.

MAC’s Life Bridges Program assists people with dementia, especially those living alone, to remain independent at home by providing community-based interventions, respite day care and programs designed to reduce family caregiver stress. Caregivers working with aging developmental or intellectually disabled persons will also have access to supports and the emerging technologies in Alzheimer’s Care.

“There is a tremendous void in services here on the Lower Shore, especially for those suffering from the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s,” said MAC Executive Director Pattie Tingle. “This grant enables us to focus on the needs of those living throughout our underserved rural area.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Administration of Community Living and look forward to successfully improving the availability of services. ”

For more information on MAC’s Life Bridges Project, or on MAC services, call 410-742-0505.

MAC’s mission is to provide programs and services that preserve dignity, health and independence for an aging population.

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