Empire Health Foundation's Rural Aging Responsive Grant Cycle has one purpose: to provide up to $15,000 of funding for a broad range of one-time projects designed to help adults age 60 and over live full, meaningful lives with independence and dignity. Projects in the following regions are eligible: Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Whitman Counties, as well as the Colville, Kalispel, and Spokane Reservations.
Key areas of interest include:
Community care integration
Projects concerned with delivery of services and supports that allow older adults to maintain independence and dignity, and to stay in their homes and communities as long as possible.
Workforce development and geriatric education
Projects designed to increase the quality and/or quantity of the direct-care workforce serving older adults, especially in home and community-based settings.
Projects involving the development and implementation of technological tools to support older adults and/or their caregivers.
Projects providing support (training, education, respite, etc.) to unpaid family and informal caregivers.
Transitions in care
Projects concerning services and supports for seniors moving between care settings (e.g. coming home from the hospital, or moving from a rehabilitative stay in a nursing home into a home with a family member).
Chronic disease prevention and management
Projects that implement programs designed to help seniors prevent or manage chronic diseases.
Psychosocial wellbeing and engagement
Projects designed to keep seniors engaged and active in their communities, connected to others, and valued for their wisdom and life experience.
Projects providing opportunities for seniors to engage with youth and younger adults in their communities.
Contact Jeri Rathbun at 509-919-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.