Mindful Care Adult Day Services, a nonprofit serving cognitively impaired older adults in Rutherford County and their caregivers, recently received a grant for $10,000 from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling more than $700,000 in its most recent grant cycle.
“It is an honor to be a recipient of a generous grant from The Healing Trust, a foundation that represents kindness, generosity and a recognition that every person has value and deserves the highest quality of life possible,” Tom Tozer, Mindful Care Board Chair, said. “We are so very grateful.”
The grant will partially fund the salary of the Program Director, who is primarily responsible for evaluating the progress of the participants.
Mindful Care is a non-residential daytime adult-care program for people ages 55 and older with compromised memory and health, offering fellowship, exercise, local outings, stimulating games, cooking projects, and engaging conversation in a safe, loving, and caring environment. The nonprofit is chartered with the State of Tennessee under the provisions of the Tennessee Nonprofit Corp. Act. Mindful Care employs Best Practices to engage participants in stimulating and therapeutic activities. Evidence-based research demonstrates the positive results of daytime, community-based programs such as Mindful Care.
“We are deeply grateful for the life changing work of our grantee partners,” said Kristen Keely-Dinger, The Healing Trust President and CEO. “Their commitment to improving the health of the most vulnerable members of our community is worthy of investment and support.”
The mission of The Healing Trust, a private grant-making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy and advocacy. Grant recipients include nonprofit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on advocacy, recovery from alcohol or drug abuse, physical health, mental health or healing from abuse, neglect and violence. This year’s grants bring the collective grant- making of The Healing Trust to more than $94 million since 2002. For more information on The Healing Trust, visit https://www.healingtrust.org/.
For more information about Mindful Care, visit mindful-care.org. The program is closed at least through May due to COVID-19. Check the website for updates.