Adira launches $250k-plus grant program on caregiving, mental health and resource sharing

Adira Foundation launched its second round of competitive funding today, the Fall 2020 Pervasive Needs Grants. The program offers funding in direct response to priorities named by people impacted by ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis),…


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Adira Foundation announces two board additions

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation announced today the appointment of two board members: Cynthia Gómez, behavioral health scientist and health equity consultant, and Todd Evenson, president of access.mobile, International and founder of…


Mental health and care coordination top list of concerns for ND organizations

Fourteen people representing 12 Fast-Track COVID-19 Grant Response grantee organizations joined Adira in July for a roundtable convening on how their projects have unfolded since April. The group offered rich discourse, highlighted what they’d…


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Disability education program growing in pandemic

Before we had much shape or form, Adira saw a need and acted through a test pilot grant to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) in 2019 so they could build a program to educate social workers and Huntington’s disease (HD) families…


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New partnership to develop neurodegenerative disease resource directory

Adira Foundation and VirginiaNavigator partnership will build neurodegenerative disease resource directory for easier service access  RICHMOND, Va. — For the first time, Virginia residents will be able to easily access comprehensive information…


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Supporting Coloradans living with NDs during COVID-19

By Sara Froelich of the Chronic Care Collaborative  Everyone is at risk of developing COVID-19. But, those with chronic diseases such as diabetes and dementia have a higher chance of developing severe symptoms—and of dying from the virus.…


Mothers are taking on even more caregiving. Let’s honor them

As the pandemic upends our social structures, the role of mothers—the way they are viewed or valued, as well as their responsibilities—is shifting. This shift comes from a pre-pandemic reality: women make up at least 75 percent of caregivers,…


Adira's fast-track grantees: Vital services amid COVID-19

Over the last two weeks, Adira Foundation awarded fast-track COVID-19 response grants to 12 organizations providing vital care and wellness services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and…


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Visiting support groups: What we’re learning

In early 2020, Adira was visiting support groups in our region to hear from people living with neurodegenerative diseases and their caregivers—ensuring the point of view of people living with neurodegenerative diseases is what shapes the…


Covid-19: Where to turn for information and support

The coronavirus pandemic is reaching into most aspects of our daily lives. In response, we want to make sure everyone in Adira’s community knows where to turn for information and support. Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for…