League of Women Voters Senior Forum

Thursday October 6th was an exciting evening!

I was able to discuss my ideas for several possible solutions to some of the issues facing our seniors in our community.

1 Formation of a new SGO  office dedicated only to writing grants and securing funds for senior initiatives without new taxes.

2. Helping Seniors in our community gain access to better transportation services, more housing assistance and access to more medical and mental health options.

3. Federal Transit Administration Grant Program which upon a 20% match will help our communities with transportation money

4. Harry & Jeanett Weinburg Foundation which funds grants for residential care and nursing homes.

5. Verizon Foundation Grant which will help fund innovative care models by helping seniors remain in their homes and also helps seniors who suffer from chronic disease.

6. Silver scholars grant which helps seniors who do volunteer work. For each 300 hours volunteered, they will receive $1,000 in scholarships, that can be used by them or their kids and grandkids.

7. AARP Grant Program which provides grant money for social and behavioral programs.

These are some of the ways we can help our communities without having to draw state dollars or raise taxes.

lwv-senior-forum-3pic-1-lwv-senior-forumLets be about solutions folks …. not polarization…

 

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