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23 August 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Penn’s Village is part of a national network of hundreds of “villages” that provide support to seniors so that they can age in place. The staff is small, it is run largely by volunteers, and funded mainly with annual ...
12 July 2021
Ventura, California, United States
La Buena Vida connects caregivers from Latino households with respite care, training, and support groups. Using federal funding, the program serves as the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s resource center for Span...
9 July 2021
Well Spouse Association helps spouses manage the mental and physical challenges of caregiving. The nonprofit offers support groups, respite weekends that give caregivers time to take care of themselves and other respo...
2 July 2021
Senior citizens in Italy are accessing the internet through the help of project Gemma, which is delivering classes and in-person help to them. Webinars have helped people set up health records, access email, join soci...
24 June 2021
Arizona, United States
Broadcast TV News
The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...
11 June 2021
Michigan, United States
After taking care of her own parents, Paula Duren started “boot camp” sessions for caregivers to share available resources, tips for self-care, and support. Drawing on her experience as a psychologist, Duren started t...
1 June 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Village Minds was started by Natia Simone as a Facebook page to connect people in need of food - due to COVID-19 and grocery store closures after the protests following the murder of George Floyd - to assistance. Howe...
7 May 2021
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Under 800 Words
A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...
30 April 2021
Oregon, United States
Michigan is struggling to retain direct care workers due to poor pay, lack of benefits, and challenging work environments and responsibilities. In Oregon, however, an organizing campaign that allowed voters to have a ...
The Laconia Daily Sun
29 April 2021
Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
Nursing homes adapted to COVID-19 so that they could protect residents’ physical well-being while also preserving their social and emotional health. Staff at Belknap County Nursing Home modified popular activities to ...
27 April 2021
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Broadcast TV News
Daybreak is a respite care program that offers daytime services for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The affordable alternative to long-term care facilities provides seniors a place to go during the day where the...
9 April 2021
York, United Kingdom
The city of York trained volunteers to help identify causes and solutions to loneliness and social isolation, an issue with public health consequences. Volunteers conducted research and spoke to 1,000 fellow residents...
22 March 2021
Michigan, United States
The Michigan state legislature temporarily boosted the pay of direct caregivers working with seniors and people that have disabilities by $2 an hour in recognition of their essential and sometimes risky services durin...
11 February 2021
New York, New York, United States
To address the growing isolation facing senior citizens, a Brooklyn-based organization started an initiative called The Sharing Network to connect volunteers with seniors via telephone calls. Taking the participants' ...
22 January 2021
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
A program started in Hamilton, Ontario that allows paramedics to "hold routine drop-in sessions at social-housing buildings, at no cost to residents" has expanded throughout the entire country after reporting notable ...
9 November 2020
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nas Most uses artistic and cultural initiatives to combat loneliness among seniors. Over seven years, informal weekly meet-ups turned into formal painting and handicraft courses and membership grew from 30 to over 100...
National Native News
8 October 2020
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Nation, Montana, United States
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s Elderly Program Facebook page posted a call for pen pals to keep Northern Cheyenne elders engaged and socially connected during COVID-19 lockdowns. The program started by profiling ten re...
25 September 2020
Clinic clowns aren't just bringing joy to elderly dementia patients, they are also fostering a sense of wellbeing and positivity while helping them recall memories from their past through the use of art, music, and im...
22 September 2020
OneClick.chat is an online video chatting and live events platform, with 50,000 users in over 30 countries, that helps older adults connect with old friends and meet new people. The technology is designed to be easy t...
9 September 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups now use online art and musi...
8 September 2020
New York, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...
3 September 2020
Orlando, Florida, United States
What started as a small group of young adults wanting to help their aging parents navigate telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, is now a multi-state program that provides devices to seniors and low-income peopl...
31 August 2020
California, United States
The coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced the ridership of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District, so the system shifted services to help the mostly rural community it serves. Despite cash-flow problems, unused driv...
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
23 July 2020
Seeley Lake, Montana, United States
To better serve senior citizens within Montana, the Montana Area Agencies on Aging places an assistant and resource specialist within rural communities so that accessing existing resources is easier and building commu...
The Boulder Monitor
14 July 2020
Whitehall, Montana, United States
In Whitehall, Montana, a senior center and a nonprofit that helps rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries joined together to enhance public transportation services for "multiple constiuencies," including rural, e...
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