LASP Receives Pew Grant to Serve the Elderly
From the Pew website: "The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that it will provide
$4,386,000 over the next three years to 31 Philadelphia-area
organizations that serve the region’s elderly adults. The
awards—provided through the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services—will
help support individuals age 65 and older who are struggling to maintain
their independence and well-being.
According to Frazierita Klasen, director of the Pew Fund, “The Philadelphia region is home to thousands of elderly who not only face economic hardship, but isolation, and health and mobility challenges that seriously compromise their quality of life. We are fortunate to have many strong organizations that are able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of these vulnerable seniors.”
The 31 agencies offer a range of services, helping low-income elderly to meet their basic needs; offering counseling to alleviate the social isolation and depression that afflict so many of these individuals; delivering personal care and chore services; and providing respite for family members, such as adult day-care."
Among the organizations funded is Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania--we received a $126,000 3-year grant.
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