Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Chosen as Long Island Elite’s Charity Partner of the Year - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Chosen as Long Island Elite’s Charity Partner of the Year


Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Chosen as Long Island Elite's Charity Partner of the Year

The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) is pleased to announce some exciting news! The organization has been chosen by the Long Island Elite (LIE) as LIE's Charity Partner of the Year for 2017. LIE, dedicated to fostering growth and development among Long Island's business professionals and emerging regional leaders, accomplishes its goals through programs and special events that support and raise funds for Long Island's nonprofits. Throughout this year, LIE will lend its support to LIAF's mission, which is to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. LIAF's unique programs and services help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders, and their caregivers.

Regarding LIAF's charity partner designation, Tom Killeen, Esq., LIAF's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, says, "We are extremely pleased and honored to have been selected by the Long Island Elite as its charity of the year. As a 29-year-old Long Island grassroots charity, LIAF, whose dollars stay on Long Island to provide programs and caretaker services at all stages of dementia, the recognition and economic support from the LIE is greatly appreciated by us and all those to whom we provide our services."

Tori Cohen, LIAF's Executive Director, adds, "LIAF is so excited and honored to be chosen as the Long Island Elite's charity partner of the year. We feel that together, we can both make a difference in raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Every dollar that is raised between our two organizations will go directly to our programs and services, and will make a tremendous impact on the Long Island families we serve on a daily basis. We believe the exposure we are being given at this time by our connection with Long Island Elite and their leaders, will help LIAF successfully transition into our new home in Westbury."

Since its founding in 2002, Long Island Elite's commitment to charitable initiatives has had a positive effect on a wide-range of organizations within the nonprofit community here on Long Island. One fundraising endeavor includes LIE's annual Charity Masquerade, to be held later this year, on October 26, at Oheka Castle in Huntington.

Of this year's choice for charity partner, the LIE's President, Melissa Kaiser, says, "The Long Island Elite, LIE, is honored to have chosen the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, LIAF, as our Charity Partner of the Year for 2017. Few organizations touch as many lives as LIAF. Unfortunately, we all have been touched by someone struggling with Alzheimer's or know someone caring for a loved one with this disease. It has become an all too common condition. By selecting LIAF as this year's Charity Partner, the LIE looks to not only support Alzheimer's patients with new programs and services, but also the caregivers that spend countless hours with them."

Caption: Members of the Long Island Elite, including the organization's president, Melissa Kaiser (3rd from left) and Dawn Strain, its founder (4th from right) are seen with LIAF's Director of External Affairs, Jenna Caroccia and Executive Director, Tori Cohen (center).

For more information about the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, please contact Jenna Caroccia, Director of External Affairs at jcaroccia@liaf.org or (516) 767-6856 ext. 28. To schedule an intake, please contact Melissa Katz, Director of Early Stage/In-Home Respite at mkatz@liaf.org or call (516) 767-6856 ext. 14.

For 29 years, LIAF has been providing supportive community-based services to Alzheimer’s families on Long Island. LIAF offers critically needed social adult day programs for individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers. LIAF takes considerable pride in its pioneering role in the development of cutting edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s. For information call (516) 767-6856 or visit www.liaf.org

About the Author Dana Castoria

Dana’s personal interest in health and wellness ignites her passion to help execute impactful change in the nonprofit field. As a Hofstra University graduate with a degree in Public Health and a demonstrated history in communications, Dana is committed to merge the community, individuals and professionals of Long Island to help LIAF achieve its mission. Having joined the team in July 2017, she came from an assisted living facility and with over 5 years’ experience in the senior care field. Dana helped LIAF plant it’s feet and grow in the new Westbury location, and believes her efforts to attain the resources to further develop and sustain its services is her part in caring for and supporting diagnosed individuals and caregivers. Outside of the office, you can find Dana exploring Manhattan, on the beach with a volleyball, dog-watching at a park or spending time with her family and friends, especially if a board game is involved!

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