Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) was recently awarded a $15,000 grant that will help supplement its Senior Helping Hands program.
The grant was awarded by the Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC), a national non-profit that funds local economic development, health, affordable housing and other projects throughout the U.S.
The GLCAP Senior Healthy Homes program that launched in 2018 provides Sandusky County residents ages 60 and over with improving health and safety-related conditions in their homes. Some of these services include removing clutter from the home, repairing damaged window screens, installing or repairing deadbolt locks and other projects. Additionally, Senior Healthy Homes provides services that can help seniors remain independent and at home. These services can include the installation of grab bars and handrails, modifications for handicap toilet access, repairing of wheelchair-accessible ramps and instituting other measures that make homes safer for senior residents.
“Our program ensures that seniors’ homes are safe, and that seniors can remain in their homes as they age,” GLCAP Senior Services Director Robin Richter said.
The Senior Healthy Homes program is supported largely by the Sandusky County Senior Levy that passed in 2015. Rural LISC funds will assist with an estimated 30 Senior Healthy Homes projects in the county.
“We appreciate Rural LISC’s decision to support our program,” Richter added. “Additional funding through LISC means that we can do even more for our county’s seniors.”
Additionally, Rural LISC also awarded GLCAP a grant of $12,450 to assist in revitalization projects in the Fremont downtown.
For more information on GLCAP’s Senior Helping Hands program, visit www.glcap.org/seniorhelpinghands.