West End Health Foundation awards Proactive Grants

North Central UP

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WJMN) – The West End Health Foundation announced five grant recipients from their Proactive Grant Cycle.

The grant focused on initiatives that serve area senior citizens this year.

The recipients are:

  • Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging – $10,000 for the Multi-purpose Senior Center. The new building will add activities and programs along with private offices for caseworker services.
  • Negaunee Senior Center – $7,500 for “Adventures in Outreach,” a program to promote the center’s programs, resources and services to senior citizens.
  • Cedar Tree Institute – $6,000 to assist with the “Healing Waters” program. The program gives practical tips on handling stress with specific training from the world of mind/body medicine in informal sessions to seniors.
  • Trillium House – $5,000 to support the Care Fund which helps hospice patients who simply cannot be safe and comfortable at home.
  • Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – $1,500 towards a Firewood Assistance Feasibility Study. The program will provide a solution to the unmet need of “warmly aging in place.”

Information on West End Fund grant and sponsorship opportunities can be found on their website.

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