Our Grantmaking to Support Older Adults

“In 2009, Connecticut Community Foundation gratefully accepted the gift of the East Hill Woods Fund to benefit older adults. Since that time, we have been building the Pathways for Older Adults initiative and focusing on how to help people in our region age successfully — to remain healthy, independent and involved.

In working to enhance opportunities and strengthen services for our rapidly aging population, we learned it really takes a community to make this happen.

In addition to partnering with senior centers as they tackle changing needs and expectations, Pathways encourages other types of organizations to pay closer attention to older adults and collaborate. We support public libraries such as Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury which now teaches technology classes at city senior centers. Public health districts such as Pomperaug Health District are expanding fall prevention programs. Pathways projects help arts organizations and YMCA’s reach out to older adults, and Town Conversation on Aging grants support community-wide forums to set local priorities. Helping communities become great places to grow older — an essential part of building rewarding lives!”

– Deborah Stein, Pathways for Older Adults Program Officer

The Pathways program at Connecticut Community Foundation is proud to support Pilobolus’ Connecting with Balance series, a groundbreaking program for older adults that focuses on movement as a vehicle to maintain and improve balance.

Click here to find out more about the Pilobolus program.

Supported by Connecticut Community Foundation’s Pathways initiative, “The Greening of Waterbury” is a tremendous collaborative food-growing effort that now produces nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh food annually.

Click here to find out more about the Greening of Waterbury program.

2017-05-11T06:33:43+00:00 March 15, 2016|2016, News, Newsletters|