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Mar. 28, 2018 10:47 am

Pew Charitable Trusts is giving away millions to help older adults

The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia will distribute $4.52 million in grants over the next three years to 28 local orgs serving vulnerable seniors.

Penn Asian Senior Services performing a traditional Korean dance.

(Photo by Albert Hong)

Older adults often go unseen in society, their needs often unmet.

To counter that, yesterday, Pew Charitable Trusts announced its plan to distribute $4.52 million in grants over the next three years to 28 local organizations serving about 44,000 vulnerable members of the aging population via its Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia.

According to Pew VP Frazierita Klasen, over 155,250 Philadelphia-area residents age 65 or older live on an income of $24,000 or less — that’s a quarter of Philly seniors living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line for an individual.

Pew hopes the funding will help the organizations meet its four core goals. Here’s each goal and the corresponding funding recipients; learn more about the orgs’ plans here:

Goal 1: “Assist seniors in meeting their basic needs by helping them obtain available public benefits, nutritious meals, financial counseling, and housing-related legal assistance”

  • Benefits Data Trust — $187,000
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) — $243,000
  • Clarifi — $140,000
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia — $174,000
  • Family Service Association of Bucks County — $150,000
  • Golden Slipper Center for Seniors — $130,000
  • KleinLife — $165,000
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania — $163,000
  • Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) —$128,000
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project — $144,000
  • SeniorLAW Center — $184,000
  • Surrey Services for Seniors — $160,000

Goal 2: “Significantly reduce social isolation and symptoms of depression among the elderly”

  • Central Behavioral Health — $137,000
  • Family Services of Montgomery County — $150,000
  • Intercommunity Action — $160,000
  • Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation — $142,000
  • Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN) — $121,000

Goal 3: “To maintain or increase seniors’ ability to live securely and independently in their homes by providing services such as personal care assistance, volunteer help with chores, friendly visiting, and home repairs to enhance personal and physical safety”

  • Drexel University — $125,000
  • ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth — $60,000
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia — $242,000
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia — $165,000
  • Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life — $249,000
  • Penn Asian Senior Services — $198,000
  • Senior Community Services — $185,000
  • Visiting Nurse Association Community Services — $150,000

Goal 4: “To help informal caregivers through respite, training, and other supportive services”

  • Lutheran Settlement House — $150,000
  • Temple University — $225,000
  • Thomas Jefferson University — $91,000

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