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CARE receives funding from Alzheimer’s Foundation

The CARE Cafe received a national grant last month which will help fund five participants in the local program.

CARE — Community Adult Respite Experience — received $5,000 through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The grant will be divided into five scholarships of $1,000 each, according to CARE director Sandra Nance.

Nance said these funds will allow each participant with 40 days (160 hours) in the program, including 40 meals and many activities. Respite care allows a caregiver time away from their loved one they may not get without services such as CARE, Nance said.

“The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has been generous to the seniors in our community who need financial assistance for respite care,” Nance said. “We are honored to have been chosen. These funds are used to provide caregivers with scholarships for their loved ones to attend the CARE Cafe.”

CARE Cafe is 1003 Meadow St., Albemarle, near the Taylor House.

Further donations can be made at CARE during program hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Checks can be mailed to CARE Cafe, PO Box 1022, Albemarle, NC 28002 .

Call Sandra Nance at 704-986-2273 for more information.

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