United Way expands funding to seniors health and well-being across the region

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United Way Niagara press release – United Way Niagara is excited to announce the new Seniors’ Health and Well-Being Fund thanks to a grant received through the David S. Howes Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation.

The Seniors’ Health and Well-Being Fund will provide grants to low-income seniors faced with health, medical or well-being challenges in the Niagara region.

Prior to receiving this grant, United Way was able to offer $5,000 per year in St. Catharines and District thanks to the generosity of Clara Crawford’s legacy.

As a result of the David S. Howes Fund, United Way is able to expand senior health and well-being support across the Niagara region and grow the available funds to $20,000 per year (2020-2022).

“We have received so many phone calls from seniors in need of assistance however the funds simply weren’t there. It was heartbreaking to have to say we can’t help right now,” said Frances Hallworth, United Way Executive Director Now United Way is able to expand this support for seniors across the region and greatly grow the fund. Our goal at the end of the David S. Howes grant, we will have another donor that is prepared to fund this program long term.”

The fund will begin accepting applications on February 3, 2020.

United Way Niagara gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Niagara Community Foundation. The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

To learn more about the Fund, the eligible expenses and requirements, please visit www.unitedwayniagara.org and visit our Apply for Funding webpage.