Approximately 2.9 million family caregivers provided an estimated 2.4 billion hours of care per year worth a staggering $31 billion to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.
Aging / Older Adults
The second annual Caregiver Symposium hosted by The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) and the Caregiver Coalition of South Florida will be offered on Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship DeSantis Building at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. The event is presented by Nova Southeastern University and Sunshine Health. Free admission to caregivers is sponsored by FPL and Humana is the luncheon sponsor.
A $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward will enable the Pet Project for Pets to prevent 100 financially challenged local seniors from losing the pets they love. The announcement was made in a media release. 'People Together Forever' is the mission of The Pet Project ...
To begin this new program, the Tallahassee Senior Center received a $221,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation. The center will be able to partner with organizations in the community to get senior citizens socially active in the program.
There will be activities such as outreach visits, counseling sessions and support-style chat groups available for senior citizens to receive health and wellness tips and opportunities for them to be able to be involved within the community.
A host of corporate sponsors, including title sponsors the Watson Clinic and Publix Super Markets Charities, along with food vendors who donate their product, and over 100 volunteers, make this event an evening to remember. This year, special thanks is owed to Sun 'n' Fun for their generous hospitality ...
An unknown number of Tallahassee seniors may be living in lonely isolation and just one misfortune away from tragedy. The city’s Senior Center now has the resources to identify and help those shut-ins.
The Florida Blue Foundation, the charitable arm of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, has given the Center a $221,000 grant. The Center’s Health and Wellness Coordinator Ruth Nickens said it will support a project called “UPSLIDE”, which stands for Utilizing and Promoting Social engagement for Loneliness, Isolation and Depression in the Elderly.
JFCS of the Suncoast was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the Charlotte P. Graver Fund and Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide support for JFCS community-based outreach programs and events. The funds will be used toward ongoing funding needs for JFCS’ seven focal areas, which include outreach and support services for families, children, youth, cancer support, veterans, Jewish healing and seniors, as well as events, which help raise additional funds for the nonprofit agency across a six-county region.
Friendship Centers, a nonprofit organization serving older adults in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years, has received a capping grant of $13,386 from the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation. The grant brings the total raised to $43,386, the amount needed to start removing worn flooring from the medical clinic patient rooms, hallways, staff areas and waiting rooms in preparation for much-needed new flooring throughout.
Several organizations provided funding for the project: $7,500 from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund, $13,500 from the Linnie E. Dalbeck Foundation, $5,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Community Health Endowment Fund and a small contribution from Friendship Centers’ building fund.
This post was originally published on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy blog.
During the past two and a half months (just ten short weeks!), we’ve seen a record number of massive disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana first, followed by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Florida, and Georgia, and then Hurricane Maria, which devastated additional parts of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Most recently in California, wildfires have had a higher than normal impact on human life.
Thousands came to the Sarasota Fairgrounds Saturday for the first Age-Friendly Festival, sampling exhibits, services and just plain fun provided by scores of local agencies and nonprofits that provide what promoters say is one of the best places in the nation to live your first decade ... or your sixth ... or seventh ... or eighth ...
The festival was the most visible effort of an expansive partnership backed by The Patterson Foundation and aimed at making Sarasota County and the region a better place to spend every stage of life.