The McKeown Foundation funds projects and programs that improve quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and for the loved ones who care for them at home. Awards include:
|Christ’s Home Retirement Community
|To establish the McKeown Education Center
|Tel Hai Retirement Community
Honey Brook, PA
|Created a Quiet Room specifically designed for the advanced cognitive impairment needs of memory support residents.
|Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at Penn
|Partial sponsorship of CNDR’s Annual Retreat, a gathering of medical and scientific professionals
|Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
|Caregiver respite grants
|Video monitoring/surveillance system for resident safety
|To Whom I May Concern
|Interactive theater program to engage people recently been diagnosed with a progressive brain illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Using their own words and scripting, participants share their stories and experiences with audiences made up of family members, peers, friends, care partners, and professionals.
|Annual third-grade trip to a nearby retirement community for a day of thoughtfully guided interaction teaching the importance of aging and elders; grant provides transportation, speakers, and lunch for participating students and residents.