Senior-serving organization receives grant
Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County has received a $25,000 grant from the Central Indiana Senior Fund, to support Reaching Resources, which connects seniors with programs and services to improve their quality of life, prevent isolation and help maintain independence.
The program, launched earlier this year with seed funding from Legacy Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, aggregates up-to-date information about senior-serving programs throughout Hamilton County making it easy for seniors to get the help they need with one call to one place.
The program was one of More than 30 senior-serving not-for-profit organizations will receive a total of $746,566 in grants from Central Indiana Senior Fund, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Senior Fund advisory board selects organizations that alleviate barriers and create opportunities for a growing senior population in Central Indiana.
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc. also received $25,000 to support home repairs and mobility assistance
Senior Fund focuses its support on organizations and projects that align with one or more of the Fund's priority areas, indicated by research as the areas of need for the aging population:
basic needs - food, transportation and shelter
health and wellness - illness prevention and overall wellness
living environment of choice - affordable housing, home care and safety
life-affirming opportunity - programs that utilize talents and increase social interactions among seniors in Central Indiana.
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