CASL Announces Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

CASL-Alzheimers

New collaboration between CASL’s Elderly Services Department and the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois

 

CASL is proud to announce a new collaboration between our Elderly Services Department and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter (GIC). 13% of CASL’s clients currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and this collaboration will help them—and the larger Chinatown community—receive the care and attention they need to live full and comfortable lives in the wake of this debilitating illness. CASL is committed to improving the lives of Chinese older adults, and partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will draw upon the unique knowledge of both organizations to achieve common goals. With emphasis on training, support and activation, key initiatives of this collaboration include:

1. Joint proposals to potential funders for support of the collaborative efforts
2. Co-development of culturally-appropriate Alzheimer’s training for CASL’s staff and clients
3. Establishment of support groups within the Chinese community at CASL
4. Identification and/or creation of materials in Chinese language
5. Establishment of a Alzheimer’s resource center at CASL
6. Culturally-sensitive training for GIC staff to learn how to engage with the Chinese community

In celebration of this collaboration, CASL and the Alzheimer’s Association held a joint press conference on November 24th, in CASL’s Grand Hall, with a special performance by our own Pine Tree Council Choir.

ADS given the prestigious “Everything under the Sun Award”

The seniors of CASL's award-winning Adult Day Service program know how to party!

The seniors of CASL’s award-winning Adult Day Service program know how to party!

 

From the Office of Executive Director Esther Wong:

I am happy to announce that ADS is awarded with the prestigious ‘Everything under the Sun Award’ by the Illinois Adult Day Services Association. This award is to recognize an ADS center in the state of Illinois that demonstrates creative and unique approaches in the provision of adult day service. The award will be presented to the CASL’s ADS team at the Governor Conference on Aging and Disability on December 12 by the Director of Illinois Department on Aging.

Let’s congratulate the ADS team on their success in constantly innovating and reinventing the program to meet clients’ changing needs and going extra miles to exceed their expectations. Each ADS staff has expanded their roles and responsibilities and improved their knowledge and skills in leading the program to the highest quality.

Adult Day Services is dedicated to helping older adults achieve healthy aging and maintain independence through person-centered care and full range of comprehensive services. For more information, please contact Winnie Lam, Adult Day Service Coordinator, at winnie_lam@caslservice.org

Bernie will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec. 2nd!

CASL President Bernie Wong will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec 2nd! Will YOU?

CASL President Bernie Wong will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec 2nd! Will YOU?

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, and the Illinois Donors Forum is challenging non-profit agencies to raise as much money as they can on this special day—$12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors, to be exact! Help keep this tradition of generosity going! Donate to CASL on Tuesday Dec. 2nd, and provide vital support our clients need to flourish and contribute to the Chicago community.