March 28, 2024

Iona’s Age Well/Live Well Volunteer Program

Iona’s Age Well/Live Well  Volunteer Program

In October, Iona Senior Services was awarded $196,000
through an 18-month federal grant from Community Care
Corps to support the new Age Well/Live Well Volunteer
Program. Funded through a cooperative agreement with
the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL),
Community Care Corps is a partnership of three national
nonprofit organizations: The Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action
Network, and USAging. The program also received $10,000
in Uber credits to help older adults and those who care for
them 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).

“We have already received a number of requests from older
adults seeking social visits and assistance with household tasks
and grocery shopping. Some clients are even looking for
support with a favorite hobby, such as crocheting, or to learn
new skills.” says Tania Gembala Sechriest, Iona’s Volunteer
Program Manager.

For more information about the Age Well/Live Well
Volunteer Program or to apply to become a volunteer,
please contact Tania at volunteer@iona.org or
(202) 895-9419.

 

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