2nd ANNUAL MAUDEâ€™S AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY INCLUDING MARY BETH RIEDNER FROM ELGIN, IL AND CHANDLER, AZ
By Michelle Talsma Everson -
Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
The 2nd Annual Maudeâ€™s Award Recipients are announced today. Three organizations will each receive $25,000 and five individuals will receive $5,000 each.
Maudeâ€™s Awards was created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and related dementias and their care partners. It provides monetary awards to organizations and individuals for innovations excelling in one of the categories of care, found here The Awards â€“ Maude's Awards (maudesawards.org)
One of the Individual recipients is from Elgin, IL and Chandler, AZ with a project called Tales & Travel Adventures:
Maudeâ€™s Awards was created in 2019 by Richard Ferry (Co-Founder of Korn-Ferry International) in honor of his beloved wife of 65 years. In 2013, Maude was diagnosed with dementia. As a loving care partner and tireless advocate, Richard continues the journey by discovering and sharing innovations that speak to the challenges and needs of persons living with dementia and their care partners.
Maudeâ€™s Awards are for achievement and demonstrated success, as opposed to grants for future programs. The nominated program must have been active in 2020 or the year prior. If the program is currently active or recurring, it must have completed one year of operation, or enough time to demonstrate success.
Opening Minds Through Art (Oxford, OH) â€“ Making Connections Category
Giving Voice Initiative (Bloomington, MN) - Making Connections Category
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging (Phoenix, AZ) â€“ Supporting Care Partners Category
Fayron Epps (Atlanta, GA) â€“ Making Connections Category
Diana Blackwelder (Washington DC) â€“ Making Connections Category
Laurette Klier (Lyme, CT) â€“ Making Connections Category
Mary Beth Riedner (Elgin, IL / Chandler, AZ) â€“ Making Connections Category
Carol B. Amos (Hockessin, DE) â€“ Supporting Care Partners