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A.C.E. gets grant for memory care

SLAYTON -- A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota has received a $91,733 grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging, the state office announced last week. In Nobles County, the grant funding will mostly go toward dementia awareness programming. This includes...

SLAYTON - A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota has received a $91,733 grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging, the state office announced last week.

 

In Nobles County, the grant funding will mostly go toward dementia awareness programming. This includes virtual dementia tours and memory care education. Every year, ACE brings a cultural consultant to Worthington to talk with District 518 ESL students about dementia and Alzheimer's.

 

“It’s helping people understand what Alzheimer's is, so if someone is having issues, that they will at least know what it could be,” said Joanne Bartosh, A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota coordinator. “So that people aren’t fearful, so they understand it could be a condition such as Alzheimer's, and they might need help.”

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The funds are among $750,000 appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature last year for memory screenings, exercise activities, support to people who care for those with memory loss and trainings to help businesses become more dementia-friendly.

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