(December 4, 2019 by PRWeb) Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program is pleased to announce the 2020 grant recipients, who collectively received 20 awards, totaling $310,497. The grants are awarded to organizations in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. who are assisting primarily underserved older adults who are aging in place.
For the first time, Impact1890 awarded multiyear grants. This allows organizations the opportunity to do more future planning, and allows Impact1890 to develop stronger relationships with the organizations. Executive Manager Kathryn Baerwald stated, “Over the years we have awarded grants to organizations doing incredible work that enhances the lives of so many older adults. We have realized the best way to continue supporting their work, in some cases, means a multiyear award is necessary.”
Baerwald continued, “We had a record number of grant proposals submitted this year. Our only disappointment is that we could not fund more of the proposals. However, we are inspired to see so many organizations dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults in our region.”
Impact1890 conducts periodic needs assessments to identify areas of critical need facing seniors who are aging in their homes. All grants must address at least one of the six areas of needs. For the 2020 grants, the areas of critical need are: social isolation; transportation; housing; navigating or accessing health care and social services; chronic disease management; and dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss.
The 2020 grant recipients include those from Delaware:
- Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Inc. in Wilmington, Del.
$7,500 for one year
Supports “Memory Café” for individuals with dementia to promote socialization, stimulate cognitive skills, ease the stress of caregivers and increase public understanding of dementia
- Mid-County Senior Center in Wilmington, Del.
$3,000 for one year
Provides sedentary older adults with opportunities to exercise and obtain health education.
- Newark Senior Center in Newark, Del.
$30,000 over three years at $10,000 a year
Transportation for older adults who participate in a five-day per week program for persons with dementia.
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Impact1890 – A National Lutheran Program awards funding to non-profit organizations that provide services primarily to underserved seniors throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Learn more about Impact1890 at http://www.impact1890.org.
About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
With 129-years’ experience, NLCS honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity in partnership with older adults. Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a faith-based, not-for-profit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs.