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Ethos Receives $225,000 from Parkway in Motion to Expand Programming for Older Adults
BOSTON, March 24, 2023 – Ethos, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving older adults in southwest Boston and celebrating its 50th year, is pleased to announce the receipt of a $225,000 grant from Parkway in Motion. The grant will be used to expand Ethos’ programming for older adults in the Parkway neighborhoods of Boston and to pilot a part-time senior center in West Roxbury.
The Parkway neighborhoods of Boston have a large population of older adults, many of whom have limited access to programs and services that can help them live healthy, active lives. The grant from Parkway in Motion will allow Ethos to reach more older adults in these neighborhoods and provide them with the support they need to age in place.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant from Parkway in Motion,” said Valerie Frias, CEO of Ethos. “This funding will help us expand our reach in the Parkway neighborhoods and provide more older adults with the resources they need to stay healthy and engaged.”
Dave Giordano, President of Parkway in Motion, said, “We are so glad to partner with an organization like Ethos that is doing such important work for older adults in our community. This grant is a testament to the incredible impact that Ethos has had in southwest Boston, and we look forward to seeing the continued positive outcomes that will result from this funding.”
Frias added, “We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to former State Representative Edward Coppinger for his advocacy and support in securing funding for this initiative. His dedication to the well-being of older adults in our community is greatly appreciated and has been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of caring for our most vulnerable citizens.” Giordano agreed and commented, “Without Rep. Coppinger’s support, we would not be able to partner with Ethos to make this programming happen.”
In addition to expanding programming in the Parkway neighborhoods, Ethos will also pilot a part-time senior center in West Roxbury. The pilot program will provide a welcoming space for older adults to gather, socialize, and participate in a variety of activities and programs throughout the year.
“We know that social isolation is a major issue for many older adults, and we believe that the senior center will be a great resource for the West Roxbury community,” said Frias. “We are excited to pilot this program and see how it can benefit older adults in the area.”
The grant from Parkway in Motion is a significant investment in the health and well-being of older adults in southwest Boston, and Ethos is grateful for the organization’s support. With this funding, Ethos will be able to continue its mission of promoting the independence, dignity, and well-being of older adults in the community.
About Ethos: Ethos is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence, dignity, and well-being of older adults in southwest Boston. For over 50 years, Ethos has been providing a range of programs and services to help older adults live healthy, active lives. To learn more about Ethos and its programs, visit www.ethocare.org.
About Parkway in Motion: Parkway in Motion is a community-based organization that works to promote health and wellness in the Parkway neighborhoods of Boston. The organization provides funding for a range of programs and initiatives aimed at improving the health and well-being of residents in the community. To learn more about Parkway in Motion and its work, visit www.parkwayinmotion.org.