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Pew to grant $4.4M to help Phila.’s elderly

Wednesday, April 4, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Seasholtz
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By Peter Van Allen | 4-3-12 

The Pew Charitable Trusts said Tuesday it will grant nearly $4.4 million over three years to support Philadelphia's elderly.

The money will be dispensed through 31 area organizations.

"The Philadelphia region is home to thousands of elderly who not only face economic hardship, but isolation, and health and mobility challenges that seriously compromise their quality of life. We are fortunate to have many strong organizations that are able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of these vulnerable seniors,” said Frazierita Klasen, director of the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services.

The recipients are Albert Einstein Healthcare Network ($125,000), Benefits Data Trust ($150,000), Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly ($189,000), Community Legal Services ($158,000), Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley ($120,000), ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth ($45,000), Family Service Association of Bucks County ($140,000), Golden Slipper Center for Seniors ($130,000).

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia ($145,000), Kennett Area Senior Center ($85,000), Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania ($126,000), Philabundance ($120,000), SeniorLAW Center ($158,000), Central Montgomery Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center ($137,000), Contact Greater Philadelphia ($50,000), Family Services of Montgomery County ($126,000), Intercommunity Action ($158,000), Senior Community Services ($155,000), Supportive Older Women's Network ($121,000), American Cancer Society ($174,000), Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired ($130,000).

Drexel University ($150,000), Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia ($242,000), Penn Asian Senior Services ($168,000), Surrey Services for Seniors ($120,000), VNA Community Services ($128,000), Adult Care of Chester County ($100,000), Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life ($252,000), Lutheran Settlement House ($150,000), Temple University ($184,000), Thomas Jefferson University ($150,000).