December 12, 2023

Iona Senior Services Launches Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program with Grant Awards from Community Care Corps and Uber

Iona Senior Services Launches Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program with Grant Awards from Community Care Corps and Uber

Iona Senior Services Launches Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program with Grant Awards from Community Care Corps and Uber

Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2023) — Iona Senior Services (Iona) today announced the Community Care Corps has awarded Iona an 18-month grant totaling $196,000 to support the new Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program. Community Care Corps, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), is a partnership of three national nonprofit organizations: The Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action Network, and USAging. In addition, Uber is providing $10,000 for transportation support for the Age Well/Live Well program — helping older adults and caregivers with their transportation needs. The Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program is a new initiative that will provide companionship for older adults living alone, those aging with disabilities, and in-home respite support for family caregivers of aging individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).

“On the heels of National Family Caregivers Month, we are excited to launch our program with the goals of offering critical respite to people who are providing caregiving to loved ones, and to foster the important connection among members of our society through volunteerism” says Iona’s CEO, Joon Bang. “We are thankful for the cross-sector partnership with Community Care Corps, Uber, and volunteers in our community.”

For more information about the Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program or to apply to become a volunteer or program participant, please contact Tania Sechriest at volunteer@iona.org or (202) 895- 9448.

ABOUT IONA

Iona Senior Services is a nonprofit in the District of Columbia that helps more than 3,500 older adults and their families each year as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. Iona educates, advocates and provides community-based services to help people age well and live well. For more information, visit www.iona.org.

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