Eisner Foundation Awards $2 Million to UCLA for Geriatrics Programs

Eisner Foundation Awards $2 Million to UCLA for Geriatrics Programs

The University of California, Los Angeles has announced a $2 million grant from the Eisner Foundation in support of the UCLA Division of Geriatrics.

The three-year grant will support three programs: Generation Xchange, a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District that trains and places older adults in K-3 classrooms in South Los Angeles, where they work with students on their reading and math skills and help address their behavioral problems; TimeOut@UCLA, an intergenerational program that gives seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia opportunities to interact with UCLA students while offering their caregivers a much-needed break; and the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program, which develops personalized care plans for patients and provides support for their caregivers, who are frequently family members experiencing significant stress.

"We are grateful for the support and vision of the Eisner Foundation in its goal of bringing young and old people together to solve problems and enrich communities," said David Reuben, Archstone Professor of Medicine and chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "This grant will support three existing UCLA programs and provide seed funding for new programs to meet that noble mission."

(Photo credit: UCLA Division of Geriatrics)

"Geriatrics Division Awarded $2 Million to Support Three Programs." University of California, Los Angeles Press Release 01/02/2019.