Senior Fund Awards $402,357 in New Social Isolation and Homemaker Chore Grants

Nine organizations were selected by St. Louis City Senior Fund’s executive board to receive a total of $402,357 in fund defined grants in the upcoming fiscal year to begin July 1 (FY2020). Funded partners were selected to address one of two focus areas, social isolation and homemaker chore services.

Social Isolation Grants

Isolation is more than being alone. It’s the result of feeling detached physically or psychologically, or being disconnected from support groups of family, friends and community which can lead to significantly poor health and wellbeing. These grants aim to prevent and reduce social isolation for individuals who have higher risks due to changes in physical or mental health, caregiving demands, mobility challenges, major life events such as loss or retirement, and other factors. Our goal is to help older adults maintain social connections and have access to resources that meet their needs and interests.

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter
  • Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities
  • Bilingual International Assistant Services
  • Center for Hearing and Speech
  • Community Health in Partnership
  • Lifewise STL
  • Memory Care Home Solutions

Homemaker Chore Service Grants

These grants aim to assist older adults with IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living), which help people stay at home and remain independent. Services can include activities such as meal planning and preparation, house cleaning, medication management, laundry, and errands. These services are primarily for older adults in situations where they need some support but have limited financial resources or assistance from family or friends. Our goal is to help older adults to continue living in the home they choose.

  • Food Outreach
  • Jewish Family Services

Note: St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions was awarded a grant in September 2019 to support additional homemaker chore services.

Learn more about the Senior Fund’s fund defined grants.

Funded partners listed above were supported in part by their grant from the St. Louis City Senior Fund to serve residents in the City of St. Louis who are 60 years and older. Many organizations listed have additional resources to serve older adults in St. Louis City and other areas of the region.