WEST ROXBURY, MA (July 3, 2007) – “Ethos has been awarded a grant in the amount of $45,000 by the Boston Foundation for our AgeWell West Roxbury: Building an Elder-Friendly Neighborhood project,” Executive Director Dale Mitchell announced today.
According to Exec. Dir. Mitchell, the grant will be used to continue the organization’s work in identifying West Roxbury elders and connecting them to the formal and informal programs and services they need especially those that are local, and mobilize neighborhood leaders, businesses, service providers, religious organizations, social clubs, and residents of all ages to enhance West Roxbury’s capacity to support “aging in place.”
“With the help of funding from the Boston Foundation, our organization has connected with dozens of elders, caregivers and community organizations, identified local resources and facilities and organized many senior focused activities since the project’s inception last year,” Exec. Dir. Mitchell said. “Renewal of our grant from the Boston Foundation will allow us to continue our work with the AgeWell West Roxbury project and provide us with additional resources to build an elder-friendly community that is capable of engaging healthy elders before crises occur.”
If you are interested in learning more about the AgeWell West Roxbury project and would like to provide input on desired elder programs and services for the West Roxbury community, contact Ethos Neighborhood Services Coordinator Grace O’Donnell at (617) 522-6700 ext. 316.