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Community Issues - Senior Care

Grant Ideas

 

Do you have a great idea for a project related to Senior Care? Let us know what it is and we could give you up to $500 to make it happen.

 

Here are examples of other ideas we liked.

 

Organize a series of events at a nursing home.
Work with your local nursing home or convalescent center to organize events to entertain, relate to, or recognize the residents. Consider: painting pots, planting flowers, performing plays and musical numbers, showing movies, etc.
Help seniors communicate with their families through the Internet.
Install a computer at your local nursing home for the residents to use. Hold regular classes/help sessions to help them communicate with their families via email and sending online cards. Also consider capturing their stories on video and sending those to their families as well.
Help seniors stay physically/mentally active.
Organize weekly gatherings for seniors in your community to stay physically/mentally active. Consider walking, biking, hiking, cards, book clubs, discussion groups, tourist outings, etc.
Create an intergenerational community group.
Gather your peers and a group of seniors to do activities together (i.e. book clubs, theater groups, sporting events) and/or work on solving community problems together (i.e. recycling, crime prevention, improving education, hosting blood drives, etc.).

 

 

Tell us your idea

To apply for a grant, simply tell us about your great idea in 5000 characters or less. Be sure to summarize your idea, how it will involve others, who it will help, what effect you expect to have, when you want to start and how you expect to spend the money you're requesting.

 

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Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.

 

Did You Know

  • 10% of senior citizens live in poverty.
  • The number of senior citizens will double from 2000 to 2030.
  • 44% of senior citizen women are widowed.

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