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This foundation receives federal support for its latest rural endeavor, which focuses on efforts in the Northwest.
For seniors in Grand County, CO, the issue of cost is no longer a problem. The Grand County Council on Aging (COA), in partnership with the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District, offers weekly aquatic aerobics classes free of charge to area seniors. Transportation is also provided.
To date, more than 300 area businesses have chosen to participate and have passed the program's rigorous standards. In addition, the program has been replicated by aging-related services agencies in 12 other states.
A new website developed by a Vancouver, WA gerontologist and her husband offers consumers the opportunity to shop comprehensively for an adult family home for a loved-one in need of 24-hour care without having to leave their home or business. It is an innovative Web-based service capable of being replicated in other areas.
Oregon's Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans' Services (DAVS) has been recognized for its REACH (Ready to Extend a Caring Hand), program -- an innovative response to the problem of reaching isolated seniors in the area it serves.
The first bill of 2011 passed by the Alaska House of Representatives gives unanimous endorsement to an extension of the state's popular Senior Benefits Program for another four years.
An Oregon-based mobile x-ray service has agreed to pay the federal government nearly $1 million as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office to resolve allegations that it submitted claims for payment to the Medicare program for services provided by x-ray technicians who did not meet education or licensing qualifications required by Medicare.
"Despite the down economy, Wells Fargo continues to be one of America's largest financial contributors to nonprofits," boasts the Wells Fargo Foundation's website. "In 2009, we invested $202 million in 18,000 nonprofits nationwide, surpassing $200 million for the second year in a row. That's an average of $553,425 every single day to nonprofits supporting education, community development, human services, the arts and the environment."
A new study suggests that it may not help older men and women with sexual problems to talk to a doctor, but men who talk to their partner report greater happiness -- and those who talked with friends felt less depressed.
The Daniels Fund Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in CO, NM, UT and WY as well as programs having a national impact. Health related areas eligible for grants are aging, including family and caregiver training and support; and disabilities, including early identification, intervention, family/caregiver training and information and resources. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.