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West End Health Foundation grants support seniors

Hats off to the people that run the West End Health Foundation.

The organization rolled out its most recent grant cycle recipients and all of the organizations are most worthy.

Of special note was the cycle’s focus on helping and supporting that area’s senior citizens.

The grant recipients are:

≤ Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging – $10,000: Funding will assist with the Ishpeming Multi-Purpose Senior Center. The new building will provide more activities and programs, with private offices for caseworker services.

≤ Negaunee Senior Center – $7,500: Funding will assist with the “Adventures in Outreach” program, which promotes the center’s programs, resources, and services to senior citizens.

≤ Cedar Tree Institute – $6,000: Funding will assist with the “Healing Waters” Program. This program provides informal sessions to seniors that involve practical tips on handling stress with specific training from the world of mind/body medicine.

≤ Trillium House – $5,000: Funding will assist with the Care Fund, which provides support for hospice patients who simply cannot be safe and comfortable at home.

≤ Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – $1,500: Funding will assist with a Firewood Assistance Feasibility Study. The program can provide a solution to the unmet need of “warmly aging in place.”

While it is certainly true that these grants aren’t going to solve all of the challenges senior citizens face, it all helps.

It’s a step in the right direction for a great cause.

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