This past year, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office & Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging held the 20th Anniversary ElderCare 2018 event.
The funds raised during this event have allowed us to award the funds in 12 Mini Grants helping those in our community.
Programs submitted included:
- Fitness programs for people with dementia
- Healthy Eating/Cooking Programs (which can also help combat social isolation)
- Memory Cafes
- Therapy Workshops (e.g. Yoga)
The Award given to the Sutton Senior Center will help to provide much needed transportation services for seniors receiving chemotherapy, dialysis and eye surgery appointments.
The Award given to Mendon Senior Center will go towards weights and equipment for strength training and overall wellness.
The Award given to Worcester Senior Center will assist with a pilot project known as “A Time To Care”, a program that enhances the quality of life for caregivers of family members with dementia.
The Award given to the North Brookfield Senior Center will go for Therapy Workshops to enhance the cognitive functions in the growing populations of elders.