The Healing Trust awards $10K to Mindful Care Adult Day Services

Oct 16, 2018 at 11:35 am by Voice Wire

Mindful Care Adult Day Services

 

Mindful Care Adult Day Services recently received a grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling more than half a million dollars in its most recent cycle.

The Mindful Care grant for $10,000 will be used for wages of the organization’s program director as delineated in the grant proposal.

“We have been so fortunate that The Healing Trust will actually pay toward the staff cost,” commented Tina O’Brien, Mindful Care executive director. “We are grateful to them for their generosity year after year.”

Mindful Care, a nonprofit, welcomes participants, age 55 and up, who have early onset Alzheimer’s and other compromised memory issues.

Operating inside New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, the program is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its mission is to create an environment of joy, comfort, safety, socialization and constructive activities while allowing family caregivers to have a much-needed break during the day. The 11-year-old program received state licensure this past summer.

To learn more about Mindful Care, visit www.mindful-care.org.

"Mindful Care has grown to near capacity in its present location and has begun the process of looking for a larger, stand-alone facility,” noted Tom Tozer, board president. “The need for adult day services will increase dramatically in the next 20 to 30 years,” adding, “We are proud to be a partner of The Healing Trust.”

The mission of The Healing Trust, a private foundation, is to foster healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing philanthropy and advocacy. Recipients of the grants include non-profits from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on advocacy, physical and mental health, recovery from alcohol- and drug-abuse and healing from abuse, neglect and violence. This year’s grants bring the collective grant-making of The Healing Trust to more than $87 million since 2002.

“We are deeply grateful for the life-changing work done by these 14 grantee partners,” said Kristen Keely-Dinger, president and CEO of The Healing Trust. “Their commitment to improving the health of the most vulnerable members of our community is inspiring.”

The Trust, which was created out of the sale of Baptist Hospital to Ascension Health/Saint Thomas Health Services, is a private, independent foundation.

"Mindful Care has grown to near capacity in its present location and has begun the process of looking for a larger, stand-alone facility,” noted Tom Tozer, board president. “The need for adult day services will increase dramatically in the next 20 to 30 years,” adding, “We are proud to be a partner of The Healing Trust.”

Photo: Mindful Care activity assistant Audrey Bolek is flanked by program participants: David Dean (left) and Roger Rogerson.



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