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Embracing Aging awards $82,579 in grant funds to 13 nonprofits
Thirteen York County-area nonprofit organizations received between $2,320 and $10,000 for programs serving people age 50 and older, according to the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging.
This is the third cycle of the organization's competitive grant program. Since its inception in 2014, the foundation's Embracing Aging initiative has awarded $751,471, including the latest awarded grants.
A committee of volunteers — mostly retired professionals over the age of 60 — reviewed 26 applications. Volunteers used a standardized rubric to score each application, the foundation reported.
The committee focused on programs that help reduce barriers to aging well, and grants were awarded to those that provide the greatest impact.
Staff at the Yorktown Senior Center is concerned about possible cuts if the Department of Aging is combined with other agencies.
"Embracing Aging strives to create a community that is a safe, welcoming, appropriate and adaptable place to age by improving attitudes around one’s own aging and senior adults to increase understanding and caring about the needs and perspectives of all ages," according to the foundation.
Cloverfield Kingston House: $10,000 for health, wellness and fitness
Creative York: $3,220 for Connecting Creativity to Memories: Clay Art Activities for Seniors
Downtown, Inc: $9,000 for North Duke Street pedestrian safety and accessibility improvement project
First United Methodist Church of Hanover: $5,000 for Young at Heart
Steam Into History Inc.: $5,000 for Books, Box Cars and Bayonets
Susquehanna Folk Music Society: $4,500 for Celebrating the Wisdom of the Elders through Storytelling
The Well Family Life Center: $2,320 for Slice of Life
WellSpan Health: $9,730 for Falls Free York County
Windy Hill Senior Center: $6,425 for Intergenerational iPad Training for Older Adults
YMCA of York and York County: $10,000 for Diabetes Awareness and Education Campaign
York County Transportation Authority d/b/a Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority: $10,000 for Driver to Rider Program
York Jewish Community Center: $2,384 for Stable Steps Case Study
Normandie Ridge: $5,000 for Senior Life Trail and Nature Park