Services for the Elderly
Grants are awarded to charitable organizations providing direct services for our community’s older citizens who are still living in their homes. Eligible services will:
- Encourage and enable older adults to live independently, outside of institutional settings and address specific needs that allow independent living to continue.
- Support wellness and exercise activities that encourage better health for older adults, specifically those that are still living in their homes.
- Provide positive social and recreational opportunities for older adults who are otherwise isolated or unable to participate in community programs.
Metropolitan Better Living Center Inc. - $15,000 to provide transportation for adult day care clients to the MBLC facility, medical appointments, wellness activities and other community programs.
Oklahoma City Ballet - $10,790 awarded to the Golden Swans and Dance for Parkinson’s programs that provide free ballet classes to help improve senior mobility.
Rebuilding Together OKC - $15,000 to assist low-income, elderly homeowners with critical maintenance and repairs for a safe living environment.
Sunbeam Family Services - $20,000 for the Senior Companion Program, which connects active, able-bodied seniors with homebound seniors to provide daily support and interaction.
The Salvation Army - $20,000 to support the Senior Watch program providing services to keep seniors independent and self-sufficient.