The foundation supports efforts to reduce social isolation, falls, and the impact of chronic disease among older adults, as well support caregivers.
The number of MetroWest residents age 65 and older is expected to increase by 50 percent over the next 20 years, according to the 2011 MetroWest Commission on Healthy Aging Report.
The growing aging population presents a variety of challenges, from providing flexible transportation options to ensuring older adults remain engaged in their communities and supporting those who are taking care of our aging residents.
While the foundation has always supported programs that keep elders in our communities healthy, several years ago we began funding programs that specifically address the increased demand for health and wellness services for older adults. We are further shaping that strategy further to focus on three specific areas of identified need in MetroWest.