Promoting optimal physical, mental and social well-being and function for isolated seniors in rural Colorado
The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Wellness programs focusing on exercise, nutrition, chronic disease management and social support can help seniors remain safe and independent in their own homes. But, seniors in rural Colorado's sparsely populated ranching and mining communities cannot easily attend such activities. The purpose of this project is for visiting nurses, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the State Unit on Aging and the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness to partner with health providers and community colleges to help isolated seniors stay healthy while remaining in their familiar frontier environment. If successful, this project will serve a rural naturally occurring retirement region.Local funders include the Daniels Fund and the Colorado Trust.
Amount Awarded $500,000.00
Awarded on: 6/24/2008
Time frame: 7/1/2008 - 3/31/2012
Grant Number: 64602