McGregor Foundation Disburses Some $300,000 for Senior Programs

Distributions Approach $8 million Since 2002

Dec 21, 2010, 13:57 ET from The McGregor Foundation

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGregor Foundation – the only foundation in Ohio devoted exclusively to senior care – contributed to strengthening the safety net for Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable seniors by distributing $298,898 to 18 local agencies and institutions during its semi-annual grantmaking cycle.

Among the grantees is the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, which received $30,000 for guardianship services to homebound seniors. In addition, McGregor gave $25,000 to the Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland to expand its home-delivered meal program and $25,000 to the Salvation Army for services to low-income seniors on the West Side of Cleveland.

McGregor also awarded $15,000 to Asian Services in Action for its benefits-access program.  The Foundation gave $21,000 to the City of East Cleveland to develop a strategic plan for the Helen S. Brown Senior Center, in keeping with McGregor's continuing commitment to its home community.

"During this difficult economy, supporting the provision of basic human services like food, shelter and medical care to our community's poorest seniors is our highest priority," says Rob Hilton, president of the McGregor Foundation.

Other McGregor grants include:

  • Alta House, $10,000, the senior service program.

  • Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, $11,750, to study elderly housing needs.

  • Business Volunteers Unlimited, $5,000, capacity building consultations for nonprofit organizations.

  • The Center for Community Solutions, $25,000, for the Council on Older Persons.

  • Fairhill Partners, $40,000 senior Guest House, a temporary residence for displaced impoverished seniors.

  • The Foundation Center, $3,000, operating support.

  • Greater Cleveland Volunteers, $7,000, volunteer recruitment and placement program.

  • Hospice of the Western Reserve, $7,500, the Navigator program, which follows patients after discharge from hospice and palliative care.

  • Ideastream, $25,000, indepth coverage related to aging issues.

  • The Intergenerational School, $20,000, intergenerational educational programs.

  • Senior Outreach Services Inc., $5,000, case management services.

  • University Hospital Health Systems, $13,548, Project Care, an interdisciplinary training program.

  • Verb Ballets, $10,000, the Moving Connections senior outreach program at Eliza Bryant Village and Eliza Jennings Home.

The McGregor Foundation has distributed upwards of $8 million since its founding in 2002. The Foundation is a part of The A.M. McGregor Group which has evolved over a history of more than 130 years of caring for seniors in Cuyahoga County.

McGregor's senior care services now span the entire continuum of need from affordable independent housing to skilled nursing, homecare, home health and hospice, all directed from the organization's main campus in East Cleveland.

Last summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Ohio Department of Aging chose the McGregor Group to be the local provider for the national Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).  The mission of "McGregor PACE" is to keep frail, low-income seniors living comfortably in their homes.

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SOURCE The McGregor Foundation