Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Alzheimer’s Services Center, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (December 12, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Constance Daise, Executive Director, and other staff members of Alzheimer’s Services Center, Inc. on November 21, 2016. The $2,500 grant will be used by Alzheimer’s Services Center (ASC) to purchase memory-based games and supplies. Because Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia affect memory retention, especially short-term retention, all daily activities are based on memory stimulation and preservation. Due to recent cuts in funding, ASC has not been able to purchase new materials needed for these activities in some time. The HCF grant will enable them to upgrade and update these most necessary supplies.

Janice Alleyne Coye, who passed away earlier this year, founded the Alzheimer’s Services Center twenty-eight years ago. The mission of ASC is to enhance and prolong the highest quality of life possible for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders and for those who are their caregivers. Every client in the care of ASC has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. ASC offers affordable adult day services, respite care, and support services. The Center provides a supportive, structured environment in which participants benefit from socialization, physical exercise, therapeutic activities, medical monitoring, counseling and long-term care planning.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

Photo Front row from left to right:  Hilda Livermore, Program Assistant; Sheri Dockweiler; Constance Daise, Executive Director; Latorya Wheat, Social Worker/Activity Director; Luann Daniels
Back row from left to right:  Virginia Gray, Board Member; Ann Jenkins, Activity Director; Carolyn Tennie, Program Assistant; Gwendolyn Thrower, Program Assistant; and Lenore Williams, Program Assistant; Pamela Cisneros; Rochelle Hehir