Thanks Mom & Dad Fund Announces Grants

PROGRAMS FOR OLDER GEORGIANS RECIEVE GRANTS

Senior Centers across Georgia receive funds to test new programs and buy equipment

(Atlanta, February 12, 2018) Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®, a charity that honors parents, grandparents and mentors by supporting programs and services for older adults, distributed 64 grants across Georgia,

 Thanks Mom & Dad Fund awarded 11 grants to senior service providers across Georgia including Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta, ITN Lanier, Georgia Health News, AG Rhodes, Sadie Mays, Alchemy Sky Foundation, Project Healthy Grandparents, DeKalb for Seniors, Decatur Cooperative Ministries, and Midtown Assistance Center.

In addition to the annual grant awards, 53 senior centers received Senior Center Innovation grants to modernize senior centers and update programs. Grant funds are supporting new equipment and assistive technology labs, new programs including therapeutic drumming circles, art programs, virtual senior centers, and many more. Thanks Mom & Dad Fund distributed more than $130,000 grants this year to fill funding gaps faced by programs serving older adults and caregivers.

“We are excited to partner again with the Department of Human Services to update senior centers across Georgia and offer new programs,” said Maureen Kelly, President and Board Chair. “We must offer new programs to meet the needs of working caregivers as well as baby boomers beginning to reach retirement age.”

“Senior centers are important to the lives of older Georgians,” said Abby Cox, Director of the Division of Aging Services. “We are proud to help local senior centers test new programs and modernize for their community.”

Grants have been made to modernize senior centers and update programs. Grant funds are supporting new equipment and assistive technology labs, new programs including therapeutic drumming circles, art programs, virtual senior centers, and many more.

This is the second year for the partnership between Thanks Mom & Dad Fund and the Georgia Department of Human Services. Across Georgia 87 senior centers have received more than $200,000 through 109 grants. 

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  1. Congratulations again Maureen. much applauds. so many will profit and grow through your efforts and gifts
    Sending as always Love and great endeavors for a better tomorrow

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