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$82,000 in Grants from YCCF's Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging Awarded to Area Organizations

Posted: 7/11/2017

In an effort to make York County a great place to age, York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging awarded $82,579 during its 2017 competitive grant cycle. Thirteen nonprofit organizations received grants ranging from $2,320 to $10,000 for programs serving people age 50 and older.

YCCF’s Embracing Aging strives to create a community that is a safe, welcoming, appropriate and adaptable place to age by improving attitudes around one’s own aging and senior adults to increase understanding and caring about the needs and perspectives of all ages. YCCF provides grants to increase high-quality and forward-thinking options to help seniors live as they choose in their community.

This is the third competitive grant cycle since the Embracing Aging initiative was launched in 2014. A committee of volunteers primarily comprised of retired professionals over the age of 60 reviewed the 26 applications received and used a standardized rubric to score each application. The committee focused on programs that help reduce barriers to aging well, and grants were awarded to those that provide the greatest impact. Since December 2014, YCCF’s Embracing Aging has awarded $751,471, including the latest grants below.

Organization Name

Program Title

Amount Awarded

Cloverfield Kingston House

Health, Wellness, and Fitness

$10,000

Creative York

Connecting Creativity to Memories: Clay Art Activities for Seniors

$3,220

Downtown Inc

North Duke Street Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project

$9,000

First United Methodist Church of Hanover

Young at Heart

 $5,000

Steam Into History, Inc.

Books, Box Cars, and Bayonets

$5,000

Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Celebrating the wisdom of the elders through storytelling

 $4,500

The Well Family Life Center

Slice of Life

$2,320

WellSpan Health

Falls Free York County

$9,730

Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc.

Intergenerational iPad Training for Older Adults

$6,425

YMCA of York and York County

Diabetes Awareness and Education Campaign

$10,000

York County Transportation Authority d/b/a rabbittransit d/b/a Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Driver to Rider Program

$10,000

York Jewish Community Center

Stable Steps Case Study

$2,384

Normandie Ridge

Senior Life Trail and Nature Park

$5,000



 $82,579

 

YCCF’s Embracing Aging initiative works to expand age inclusive thinking and reduce barriers to aging well. The fund’s focus areas are attitudes around aging, community engagement, health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, and walkability.

 
 



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