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NY chapter of Alzheimer's Association receives $24 million grant

The New York state coalition of the Alzheimer's Association received a $24 million grant. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The New York state coalition of the Alzheimer's Association received a $24 million grant.

The grant was awarded through the New York State Department of Health and will be spread out over five years, starting on July 1.

The Rochester and Finger Lakes chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers care consultations, support groups, and educational programs for people who care for or are living with Alzheimer's disease in Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.

The grant will help to fund a health conference in Spanish for the local Hispanic community, as well as an African-American Health Symposium, and a Southern Tier Care Partner Conference.

The grant was awarded through the Alzheimer’s Disease Community Assistance Program (AlzCAP), which helps to provide individualized and community education, and care and support services for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners. There are seven chapters in New York.

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