Grants & Programs

Older Adults

Aging comes with many challenges. Diminished physical ability, age discrimination and loss of independence are some of the common struggles encountered by this population. These challenges are often exacerbated by a lack of appropriate financial resources. We support programs that accomplish the following types of initiatives:

Targeting programs which address social isolation, such as community-based day-programs.
Expanding ride sharing programs for older adults for doctor appointments and errands.
Supporting programs for people suffering from age-related dementia and mental illness.
Targeting programs to provide home health services, alert systems and hearing aids in locations with concentrations of older persons.
Promoting the development and implementation of elder abuse prevention intervention programs.
Supporting programs that help older adults and their families with end of life issues and palliative care.

Real People, Real Stories

Kathryn’s Story

JASA is the go-to agency for older adults in New York City. We provided a grant to support JASA’s Caring Link, a program that assists older adults in resolving their daily living challenges, managing chronic disease, and reducing isolation and depression. Caring Link is part of JASA’s comprehensive work to promote aging with a purpose and provide autonomy for older adults to remain in their homes and communities.

“JASA supports and honors older adults in New York City through programs that help them to live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible,” said Kathryn Haslanger, Chief Executive Officer of JASA. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for our Caring Link program. Their generous support will enable us to continue to serve one of the city’s most vulnerable populations.”

“We are so grateful to receive support for this important work from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation,” said Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College. “Receiving this grant from Mother Cabrini, whose mission includes improving the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers, means so much to the Hunter community—validation that this work can make a difference.”

— Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College

Jennifer’s Story

The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College received a grant to train patient advocates—attorneys, social workers, and court personnel— on the legal options available to patients unable to coordinate their own care.

“We are so grateful to receive support for this important work from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation,” said Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College. “Receiving this grant from Mother Cabrini, whose mission includes improving the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers, means so much to the Hunter community—validation that this work can make a difference.”

With support from our grant, Brookdale is training a wide variety of patient advocates throughout the five boroughs. Advocates are being guided in how to apply “the least restrictive alternative” possible under the law—allowing some of the most vulnerable members of the population to retain their autonomy and dignity.

Related Grants

Brookdale Center for Health Aging (at Hunter College)

Training patient advocates—attorneys, social workers, and court personnel—on preserving the rights of vulnerable adults while ensuring their access to necessary care.

JASA for Caring Link

Providing an aging-in-place program that helps elders resolve daily living challenges, manage chronic disease, and reduce isolation and depression.

Home Care Association of New York State

Supporting a virtual senior center in partnership with Selfhelp Community Services, providing older adults with companionship at a time of social isolation due to COVID-19.

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