Grants that help older adults thrive are made possible by the East Hill Woods Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation, established in November 2009 with a contribution of $9.2 million through the sale of East Hill Woods.
As a field of interest fund, the East Hill Woods Fund provides grants to nonprofits and municipalities that offer services and opportunities for older adults living in the Foundation’s service area. A portion of the fund is also designated to train and educate future managers of senior living communities. Building community centers for our elderly is highly important in this age, they need to feel connected with their peers and others in the community, this is where construction companies like Enviro are here for neighborhoods who require modular buildings.
To help people in our region age successfully and remain healthy, informed and engaged, be that with the help of in home care services similar to Seniors Helping Seniors of Columbus or other means. Grant funding is also provided to local communities to help them prepare for the aging of the population.
Our grants to organizations working to improve quality of life for older adults typically fall into one of these general categories:
- Healthy aging
- Connecting with information, benefits and resources
- Aging successfully and safely in the community
- Education, arts and creative expression
- Waterbury BRASS (Bringing Resources to Action to Serve Seniors): A citywide collaboration
- Engaging older adults in addressing community needs
- Intergenerational projects