Archstone Foundation Awards $460,817 in Grants
Archstone Foundation, a grantmaking foundation committed to preparing society for the growing needs of an aging population, announced the approval of nine grants, totaling $460,817. Grants were approved during the Board's quarterly meeting in September.
"California has the largest older adult population in the United States, with over 3.5 million aged 65 and over. Among older adults, persons over the age of 85 are the fastest growing segment of the California population," said Joseph F. Prevratil, president and CEO, Archstone Foundation. "Through the work of our grantees, Archstone helps protect and support vulnerable older adults, promote healthy aging, educate and train professionals to meet the needs of the growing aging population, and support services that provide care for people at the end-of-life."
The new grants include:
- Adult Day Services of Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA ($45,000): A one-year grant to provide educational workshops and classes for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
- City of Claremont, Claremont, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support a balance and mobility program for seniors.
- Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, Thousand Oaks, CA ($100,000): A one-year grant to support a financial abuse specialist team in Ventura County.
- Jewish Family & Children's Service, Long Beach, CA ($5,358): A one-year grant to support a Geriatric Social Work Education workshop presentation at the 2004 Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging.
- Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA ($100,000): A one-year grant to support community outreach and supportive services to isolated, disenfranchised and low-income Spanish-speaking older adults.
- Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Ventura, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support ombudsman services to Hispanic elders in Ventura County.
- STOP-GAP, Santa Ana, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support therapeutic drama workshops to seniors at the Irvine Adult Day Health Services Center in Orange County.
- The Elizabeth Hospice Foundation, Escondido, CA ($115,044): A one-year grant to support complimentary therapies training of hospice volunteers.
- University of California, Los Angeles, Borun Center for Gerontological Research, Reseda, CA ($50,415): A two-year grant to develop protocols for nursing home staff to improve and enhance treatment and care.
Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. Under the leadership of Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., president and CEO, the Archstone Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation's funding priorities include elder abuse prevention, falls prevention, end of life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population.