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Archive for November 2010

November designated National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Newton, Kan. – An estimated 16 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, of which more than 5 million of those are Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. To bring more awareness to this disease, November is designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. After designating a National Alzheimer’s Disease Week in 1982, President Ronald Reagan…

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Homelessness prevention program assists area residents

Newton, Kan. – On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which included $1.5 billion for a homelessness prevention fund called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). Through the ARRA, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) funded approximately $8.4 million in homelessness prevention grants allowing 11…

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