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Seniors Share Homes for Cost Saving, Companionship: AP

posted Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Agencies that put such seniors together say the need appears to be growing as baby boomers age and struggle to deal with foreclosures, property taxes and rising rents. The typical situation involves an elderly woman, widowed or divorced, who has a house or an apartment with extra room and needs help with the upkeep. At the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, where applicants have tripled since 2008, the average boarder pays about $700 a month. The same average holds at the HIP Housing program in San Mateo, California, but it is about $500 at the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in Baltimore. Agencies handle the background checks and other screening and consider various lifestyle criteria — smoking, pets, disposable income — in making matches. When a match is made, the new roommates sign an agreement covering chores, overnight visitors, telephone use, etc.

Tufts Health Plan Fdtn awards $1.6M+ to 43 nonprofits

posted Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today more than $1.6 million in new funding to 43 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its first cycle of funding for 2014. The largest number of grants this cycle was in the foundation’s Health & Wellness program area, primarily for initiatives that promote chronic disease self-management and prevention, exercise and nutrition, and fall prevention. The foundation also awarded more than 25 percent of its grants in the area of Purposeful Engagement, which includes community involvement, volunteerism and intergenerational programs as well as caregiver support programs.

Hartford Fdtn: Spreading Innovation Through Collaboration

posted Mon, Jul 21, 2014   by John A. Hartford Foundation

The 2013 annual report of the John A. Hartford Foundation offers lessons in the power and importance of partnerships between foundations, grantees, government, and other organizations to advance the cause of healthy aging.

Pfizer's"Get Old" campaign injects youth into aging process

posted Thu, Jul 17, 2014   by New York Times

This New York Times story examines how the Pfizer-sponsored Get Old campaign was designed and targeted.


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