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Aging / Older Adults


Pines of Sarasota's caregiving institute extends its reach

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The Pines of Sarasota, a nonprofit elder care center, launched its Education Institute as a way to share what its own staff members have learned -- and are continually learning -- about the daily challenges of dealing with frailty and dementia. Also part of its mission is creating a revenue stream that helps underwrite services for those who cannot afford them. Director JoAnn Westbrook is also excited about a recent grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County that allowed the institute to distribute five training videos each to 24 area agencies, including public libraries, hospitals, universities and service organizations like the Friendship Centers and Neuro Challenge Foundation.


Celebrate Clay honors volunteers, nonprofits aiding residents in need

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48 individuals and nonprofits honored with the prestigious Celebrate Clay Awards presented by the Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation Inc., which supports philanthropic and charitable organizations that work to improve the quality of life for Clay County residents.


2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Center for Disaster Philanthropy partnered with Grantmakers in Aging(GIA), The Patterson Foundation, and the Florida Philanthropic Network for a discussion on how funders can help older adults affected by hurricanes.

When faced with how to best to respond to the needs of older adults in a disaster, funders need to combine their knowledge of all three components of this work: knowledge about philanthropy, older adults, and disasters.

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