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Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities

Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities 
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities (DoAD) offers exciting partnership and sponsorship opportunities that are available to the business and private sector during the year and for the upcoming year. 
Sponsorship opportunities with the Department of Aging and Disabilities enable you to target and market your services or products to older adults, baby boomers, families, informal and professional caregivers, geriatric care managers, and others. Maximize your marketing dollars through sponsorship opportunities with the Department. 
The following are current sponsorship opportunities:
• Family Caregiver Workshop Series 
• Annual Caregivers’ Conference 
•The Future is Now! Are You Ready? Workshop Series
• Publications Sponsorship 
• Product Sponsorships
• Future Sponsorships 
• Additional Sponsorships
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is grateful for our sponsors; however the Department does not endorse any particular vendor or business. Anne Arundel County has the right to approve or reject potential sponsors.
 
 
 
Family Caregiver Workshop Series – On-going Support Opportunities
 
Caregiver Workshops are held in all Anne Arundel County’s Senior Centers during both day and evening hours. Businesses can sponsor one or more three-session series or the entire workshop series for a particular topic. 
 
 
Fall 2013 -The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz
 
The Sponsor's name will be included in advertisement, including postcards, fliers and brochures, which will be distributed at senior centers, libraries, businesses, and other locations reaching more than 5000 targeted people in and around Anne Arundel County. The sponsor will also be mentioned in press releases, newspaper advertisements, print and web community calendars and any feature articles. Sponsors can display their information at the sponsored workshops or provide material for attendees. Only one sponsor will be selected for a three-series session per location.
The cost of a three-topic workshop (per location) sponsorship is $750. 
Other special topic workshop sponsorship fees will be announced as sessions are scheduled.
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form for the Family Caregiver Workshops, contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 ext. 3045 or email agchap01@aacounty.org
 
More information on the National Family Caregiver Support Program can be found at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging and click on “needing care”.
 
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) - TBA
There are approximately 35 million Americans age 65 and older and more than 5.4 million suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia is the overriding diagnosis for cognitive impairments - the largest category under Dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease.  The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with Dementia. The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a Dementia simulation tool kit created for anyone seeking to understand the physical and mental challenges of those with Dementia.
The Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered to family caregivers throughout the county during both day and evening hours. Businesses can sponsor one or more sessions.
The Sponsor's name will be included in advertisement, including fliers and brochures, which will be distributed at senior centers, libraries, businesses, and other locations reaching more than 5000 targeted people in and around Anne Arundel County. The sponsor will also be mentioned in press releases, newspaper advertisements, print and web community calendars and any feature articles. Sponsors can provide material which will be given to attendees. Only one sponsor will be selected each session.
The cost of an individual VDT session sponsorship is $300. 
 
Annual Caregivers' Conference – 22nd Annual – April 26, 2014 
The 20123event attracted more than 150 family and professional caregivers from Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. To accommodate the growing number of attendees, the conference has been moved to area hotel accommodations to allow new opportunities and more space for sponsors. 
1. Exhibitor - - $250
• Exhibit space (5-6 foot table)
 
2. Bronze Sponsor - $500 
• Exhibit space at event (5-6 foot table)
• Company recognition in Caregiver Conference Program
 
3. Silver Sponsor - $1,000 
• Company to be mentioned in all Caregiver Conference press releases 
• Exhibit space at event (5-6 foot table)
• Company recognition in Caregiver Conference Program
•  Podium recognition as Silver Sponsor
 
4. Gold Sponsor - $1,500 
• Company to be mentioned in all Caregiver Conference press releases 
• Recognition on all Caregiver Conference print and web promotional material 
• Exhibit space at event (5-6 foot table)
• Company recognition in Caregiver Conference Program
•  4”x5” ad in Caregiver Conference Program
• Podium recognition as a Gold Sponsor
• Company logo featured on gift/promotional item (when payment, Sponsor Agreement Form, & logo submitted in time for printing) 
 
5. Breakfast or Lunch Sponsor - $2,000 
• Recognition on all Caregiver Conference print and web promotional material 
• Company to be mentioned in all Caregiver Conference press releases
• Prime exhibit space at event (5-6 foot table)
• Company recognition in Caregiver Conference Program
• Full-page ad in Caregiver Conference Program
•  Podium recognition 
•  Company logo featured on gift/promotional item (when payment, Sponsor Agreement Form, & logo submitted in time for printing) 
•  Sponsorship sign or banner (that you provide) displayed at breakfast/lunch
•  Exclusive advertising in one quarterly issue of The Caregivers’ Voice distributed to more than 2,500 caregivers.
 
7. Ads: For businesses unable to attend the Caregivers’ Conference, we are also offering an opportunity for your organization to place an ad in the event’s program; a 4”x5” space is available for $125.
 
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form for the Caregivers’ Conference, contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 ext. 3045 or email agchap01@aacounty.org
 
More information on the National Family Caregiver Support Program can be found at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging and click on “needing care”. 
 
 
The Future is Now! Are You Ready? Workshop Series - TBA
 
The Department of Aging & Disabilities planning workshop series have been a huge success. 
2013 workshop sessions are in the planning stages.
 
Multiple companies/organizations can co-sponsor the Arnold Senior Activity Center Workshop series at the cost of $500.
Multiple companies/organizations can co-sponsor the Pascal Senior Activity Center Workshop series at the cost of $500.
Multiple companies/organizations can co-sponsor both the Arnold and Pascal Senior Activity Center Workshops series at the cost of $1,000.
Multiple companies/organizations can sponsor a single presentation at the cost of $200.
 
 
For more information and a Sponsor Agreement Form, contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 ext. 3045 or email agchap01@aacounty.org
 
12th Annual Caregivers’ Wellness Day (November 16, 2013)
The Annual Caregivers’ Wellness Day is a free event for family and other informal caregivers. The day is planned to educate and pamper the unsung heroes who care for Anne Arundel County’s frail, disabled, and elderly citizens. This annual event attracts family caregivers from Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas and is held at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center.
Display tables and sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $1,500.
1. Bronze Sponsor - $500 
• Recognition on all Wellness Day print and web promotional material 
• Company to be mentioned in all Wellness Day press releases
• Exhibit space at event
• Company recognition in Wellness Day Program
 
 
6. Silver Sponsor - $1,000
• Recognition on all Wellness Day  print and web promotional material 
• Company to be mentioned in all Wellness Day press releases 
• Prime exhibit space at event
• Company recognition in Wellness Day Program
• Podium recognition as Silver Sponsor
• Recognition in the Caregivers’ Voice newsletter (post-event)
 
7. Gold Sponsor - $1,500 
• Recognition on all Wellness Day  print and web promotional material 
• Company to be mentioned in all Wellness Day press releases
• Prime exhibit space at event
• Company recognition in Wellness Day Program
• Podium recognition as a Gold Sponsor
• Gold Sponsor Recognition Gift
• Recognition in the Caregivers’ Voice newsletter (post-event)
• Company logo featured on a caregivers’ gifts/promotional item (when payment, Sponsor Agreement Form, & logo submitted in time for printing)
For those that are unable to attend the Wellness Day activities, we are also offering an opportunity for your organization to place an ad in the event’s program; a 4”x5” space is available for $100.
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form for the Caregivers’ Wellness Day, contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 ext. 3045 or email caregiver_support@aacounty.org.
 
More information on the National Family Caregiver Support Program can be found at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging and click on “needing care”.
 
Making the Link
Making the Link is a project that initially addressed a critical gap in the provision of health care - namely that physicians are often unaware of how to access community resources for the benefit of their frail and elderly patients, adults with a disability, and their caregivers. As other community members have become aware of the project, interests in linking with the Department of Aging and Disabilities has also been shown by a diverse population to include hospital emergency room personnel, hospital care coordinators, nursing home social workers, the county’s police and fire departments, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and even the banking industry.
The Department of Aging and Disabilities, a Maryland Access Point Program, is looking for partners in Anne Arundel County to provide financial support for the printing of informational material, purchase of promotional items, and paid advertisements. 
Getting the word out to the County’s numerous medical practices, hospital Discharge Planners and Emergency Room personnel, nursing home social workers, and bank employees – among many other community services - is a daunting task! Partnering with well-known businesses to help subsidize the cost of this venture will allow us to move forward more quickly.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, call 410-222-4464 and speak with Mary Chaput (ext 3045) or Sandy Berkeley (ext 221).
Publication Sponsorships
Caregivers’ Voice Newsletter - $1,000
Exclusive advertising for $1,000 per issue. Prints four issues per year. Distributed to over 2,500 individuals. 
 
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form for the Caregivers’ Voice, contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 ext. 3045 or email agchap01@aacounty.org
 
In-house Publications - $3,000-$10,000
A variety of books and other media materials will be developed which include STEPS to Surviving the Economy and other publications to be determined.
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form to sponsor an in-house publication, contact Sandy Berkeley at 410-222-4257 ext. 221 or email info_and_assistance@aacounty.org
Product Sponsorships
Emergency Phone Number Refrigerator Magnets - $2,500-$5,000
Wallet Prescription Cards - $1,000-$2,500
Daily Pill Reminder Boxes - $2,000-$5,000
For information and a Sponsor Agreement Form to sponsor a product, contact Sandy Berkeley at 410-222-4257 ext. 221 or email info_and_assistance@aacounty.org
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities develops various programs and activities throughout the year. If you would like to discuss a sponsorship opportunity not listed here, call 410-222-4464 ext 3051. 
Check the website frequently as it will be updated as new opportunities become available. 
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