“It is so rewarding to see Coach Summitt’s vision continue to grow. By granting $740,000 to non-profit organizations across the state of Tennessee, we are able to have a stronger impact on Alzheimer’s disease patients and their caregivers. None of this would be possible without our incredible donors.”
– Joan Cronan, Chair of the Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board
2019 Pat Summitt Foundation Grant Recipients
ALZHEIMER’S TENNESSEE, INC.
“Live Well with Alzheimer’s Academy” will help individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s by providing them with coping skills, and information about early-stage Alzheimer’s, community services, and peer-to-peer connections.
CONCORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Serving Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, & Monroe Counties
Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) will provide scholarship assistance for adults who are impaired with Alzheimer’s and other dementias so they can attend CADES therapeutic and recreational program.
CAREGIVER RELIEF PROGRAM OF BEDFORD COUNTY
Serving Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, & Rutherford counties
Caregivers and persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease will receive free home visits by nurses who provide physical and emotional support, education, and respite for the whole family.
KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY CAC
Serving Knox County
The Music & Memory™ Program, which brings personalized digital music into the lives of elders with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will be implemented for adult day care and homebound clients.
MONROE COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS & FRIENDS, INC.
Serving Monroe County
Cora Veal Senior Center, Monroe County Health Council, Monroe County Health Department, Access Medical Care, and Ministerial Support Council for Monroe County will work together to develop programs and new ways to serve families with Alzheimer’s disease.
PAGE ROBBINS ADULT DAY CENTER
Serving Fayette & Shelby Counties
A new tub with glide chair entry, UV water purification, and other improved features will make it safer and easier to bathe clients at the day center which serves those with memory loss.
SENIOR CITIZENS HOME ASSISTANCE SERVICE
Serving Knox and 14 other counties in East Tennessee.
Funds will support fees for clients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia who rely on financial support for caregiving services.
SHANGRI-LA THERAPEUTIC ACADEMY OF RIDING (STAR)
Serving Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane & Sevier counties
A “farm experience” will be provided for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and visits will be subsidized for miniature horses and donkeys at Alzheimer’s and Memory Care facilities.
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – KNOXVILLE
Digital technologies will help provide caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease with personalized information about how to manage their stress, take care of themselves, deal with depression, and other beneficial interventions.
WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
Serving Madison and 17 other counties in West Tennessee
An Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver and Patient Resource Center will be located in an easily accessible building adjacent to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, and will provide information, education, trainings, and other resources.
THE PAT SUMMITT CLINIC UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER
After providing unwavering Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias care to the East Tennessee region for many years, The University of Tennessee Medical Center joined with The Pat Summitt Foundation in 2014 to enhance care provided to our community and create The Pat Summitt Clinic. The Clinic addresses memory disorders which requires a comprehensive spectrum of services. Under the helm of medical director Roberto Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD, their experienced multi-disciplinary team helps patients with memory disorders, and their families and caregivers.