2017 Grants Awarded

Grant Highlights:

DUNN COUNTY DEMENTIA COALITION:  Making Dunn County Dementia-Friendly

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Pictured: Angela Kjellberg & Sara Olinger of the Dunn County Dementia Coalition accepting their grant at the CFDC Evening of Gratitude event.

The Dunn County Dementia Coalition recently formed in an effort to help create an educated and supportive community for those living with dementia.  It is estimated that over 700 Dunn County residents are living with some type of dementia according to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, and agitation can create uncomfortable and unsafe situations in the community when people are unprepared to appropriately respond and support someone experiencing these symptoms.

The Coalition received grant funding to provide short training sessions to interested businesses and organizations to help educate the community on the symptoms of dementia so we as a community can better serve and support those affected.  Trainings aim to:  help people identify dementia symptoms early, inform participants on the community resources available, and ensure an overall improved experience for both the persons experiencing dementia symptoms and the community members interacting with them.  Businesses or groups interested in participating in the training can contact the Dunn County Aging & Disability Resource Center for more information.

February 2017 Competitive Grant Recipients:

  •  THE ARC OF DUNN COUNTY, INC.
    Launchpad Home for Young Adults
  • CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF WESTERN WI
    Dispatch Software Upgrades
  • DUNN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Summer Children’s Program
  • DURAND SWIM CLUB
    WSI Lifeguard Training Program
  • EAU CLAIRE AREA HMONG MUTUAL ASSISTANCE ASSOC.
    Dunn County Rice Pantry
  • GRASSROOTS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT, INC.
    Alternatives to Suicide Facilitator Training
  • MABEL TAINTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    Security Camera Support
  • MENOMONIE AREA (SHIRLEY DOANE) SENIOR CENTER
    Dining Room Chair Replacement
  • SOFT LANDING TRANSITION SERVICES, LLC
    Housing, Transportation & Support Services
  • STEPPING STONES OF DUNN COUNTY
    Supplemental Food for Meals on Wheels
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – STOUT
    STEPS for Girls Camp Scholarships for Minority Youth
  • WEST WISCONSIN LAND TRUST
    Devil’s Punchbowl Safety & Accessibility
  • WORKFORCE RESOURCE, INC.
    Technology for Training Room

 

August 2017 Competitive Grant Recipients:

  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB – MENOMONIE CENTER
    Member Scholarships for Those Who Need Us Most
  • CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF EAU CLAIRE
    Sky Stories: Planetarium Outreach Program
  • GIRL SCOUTS OF THE NW GREAT LAKES, INC.
    Girl Scout Leadership Experience STEM Program
  • COLFAX RAILROAD MUSEUM, INC.
    Site Development for Colfax Heritage Event
  • MABEL TAINTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    Children’s Series
  • STEPPING STONES OF DUNN COUNTY
    Food Aid for Food Pantry Patrons
  • THE ARC OF DUNN COUNTY
    Life Skills Program Space for Individuals with Disabilities
  • THE BRIDGE TO HOPE
    Comfort Essentials for Domestic Violence Victims
  • DUNN COUNTY DEMENTIA COALITION
    Making Dunn County Dementia-Friendly
  • INDIANHEAD ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Vocational Equipment for Individuals with Disabilities
  • DUNN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
    Pets for Seniors And Vets Program
  • BOYCEVILLE COMMUNITY AMBULANCE
    Reflective Safety Equipment for EMS Staff
  • RIDGELAND AREA LIBRARY
    Basement Remodel for Program Expansion
  • REACH OUT AND READ
    Pediatric Literacy Program at Mayo Clinic-Red Cedar