The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties recently awarded over $127,000 to 19 nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services focused on the health and wellbeing of the Mohawk Valley’s older adults.
“Research shows older adults who participate in senior programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease, and experience measurable improvements in physical, social, emotional, mental, and economic well-being,” said Alicia Dicks, Community Foundation President/CEO. “Supporting nonprofit partners dedicated to meeting senior needs is an important part of the broader commitment to realize our vision, a vibrant region with opportunity for all.”
Recipients received grants ranging from $1,400 to $10,000:
- 4 Elements Studio
- 50 Forward Mohawk Valley
- Arc Herkimer
- Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
- Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center
- Hospice & Palliative Care
- Masonic Care Community of New York
- Mid-York Library System
- Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement
- Mosaic Health
- Old Forge Library
- Presbyterian Homes and Services
- Salvation Army Utica Citadel Corps
- The Community at Sunset Wood
- Town of Forestport
- Town of Whitestown
- Upstate Family Health Center
- Valley Health Services
- Wholesome Living
The programs and services supported through the Senior Grant Round address older adult health, wellness, recreation, socialization, and education, and promote healthy lifestyles and access to community resources.
To learn about upcoming Community Foundation grant rounds, visit foundationhoc.org/grants.