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Adira awards $360,000 to projects tackling ND pervasive needs

Adira grantees set to advance issues named by COVID-19 response grantees: Caregiver mental health, care coordination, resource sharing among disease communities RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation awarded $360,000 to five projects across the…


Adira Foundation elects Dr. Cynthia Gómez as board chair

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation’s board of directors elected behavioral health scientist and health equity pioneer Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez as its chair for 2021. She succeeds James Rock, who served as chair since the board’s inception in…


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Jeff and Arby: In praise of a service dog

New Horizons Service Dogs partners trained dogs with people in Florida experiencing health challenges, mostly wheelchair and mobility assistance. The nonprofit received a Fast-Track Response: COVID-19 grant from Adira to provide emergency…


Mapping pressure points of caregiving with NAC

At Adira, one of the best things about 2020 was the many new people and organizations we met. This collaboration helps us connect with more people impacted by ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, MS and Parkinson’s, and makes our…


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Stories of impact: Fast-track COVID-19 grants

We’ve rounded up some stories highlighting the important work of grantees from our first round of Pervasive Needs grants: Adira’s Fast-Track Response to COVID-19. As 2020 wraps up, we are highlighting the people and organizations…


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InMotion: Keeping people with Parkinson's moving during a pandemic

By Cathe Schwartz, InMotion CEO InMotion, a nonprofit organization located in Cleveland, Ohio, is at the forefront of community-based programming for people with Parkinson’s disease. Since opening our doors in 2015, InMotion has grown to serve…


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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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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.…


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…