“Dignity in Aging” Funding Collaborative Commits More Than $500,000 To Help Isolated Broward Seniors

Community Foundation of Broward, United Way of Broward County and The Frederick A. Deluca Foundation have announced the renewal of collaborative funding for nine “Dignity in Aging” program grants totaling $509,315. As ongoing participants in the collaborative funding program, Community Foundation of Broward, United Way of Broward County and The Frederick A. Deluca Foundation help address issues identified in the groundbreaking 2018 Broward aging study, “The Silver Tsunami: Is Broward Ready?” The study was jointly commissioned and funded by the Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation and United Way. “This innovative collaboration aims to reduce senior isolation with support for senior centers, in-home services, arts programs, easy-to-use technology and much more,” said Community Foundation of Broward President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “Leveraging research and input from across our community, this long-standing partnership is building a better safety net of essential services that empower seniors to live life to the fullest.” For 2022, the nine Dignity in Aging grants to combat senior isolation were awarded to: Memorial Foundation, Allies Program, Goodman Jewish Family Services, Active@Home, Mt. Olive Development Corporation, Senior Connection, Easter-seals of South Florida, Expanded and Enhanced Adult Day Care, South Florida Institute on Aging, SoFIA Care Caregiver Assistance Program, Cantor Senior Center, Connected to Friends and Activities, Slow Burn Theatre, Elder Arts, Museum of Discovery & Science, Movies, Music & More, Canine Assisted Therapy, and Pet Therapy for Seniors. Founded in 1984, Community Foundation of Broward (CFB) helps families, individuals, and corporations create personalized charitable Funds that deliver game-changing philanthropic impact. 473 charitable Funds represent more than $212 million in assets, distributing $119 million in grants over the past 35 years. United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation was created in 1997 by the late Fred DeLuca, cofounder of the global SUBWAY® restaurant chain, to support charitable programs that empower people to lead healthy and productive lives.