SASi wins grant from Alzheimer’s Foundation

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Sandpoint Area Seniors, inc. (SASi) was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for Respite Care Scolarships.

The grant targeted SASi’s DayBreak Center, which provides respite care for those suffering the effects of Alzeimer’s and dimensia. The center is meant as both a benefit for the person with memory issues, as well as the caregivers.

The $5,000 grant will provide 500 hours of care time for folks who might not afford the charges and qualify for other forms of assistance.

To learn more about the DayBreak Center’s programs, there will an informational talk at the Sandpoint Library on Thursday, March 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can also help support the DayBreak program by volunteering at the center or attending a Sip and Shop evening at the Pend d’Oreille Winery on Tuesday, March 8 from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. The Winery will donate a percentage of wine sales from the evening to the DayBreak program.

If you’d like to learn more about DayBreak call 208-265-8127, or the Sandpoint Senior Center at 208-263-6860

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