Hope Connections was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Oregon-based Ronald W. Naito MD Foundation to help at-risk seniors living in Hendry and Glades counties. This comprehensive program provides meals, transportation, help with homemaking, chores, personal care, and other vital services to older adults in Clewiston, LaBelle, and Moore Haven.

 

“We are honored to partner with the RWN Foundation in caring for our seniors,” said Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. “The meals we provide are often our seniors’ only source of nutrition, and our visits may be the only social interaction they receive all day. We are extremely grateful for the foundation’s recognition of our work in the community.”

 

Hope Connections also provides caregiver support and counseling services. A personal emergency response system, medical equipment, supplies, and home modifications allow aging adults in Hendry and Glades counties to stay safely at home.

 

The RWN Foundation continues the legacy of the late Ron Naito, an Oregon internist dedicated to healing, protecting, strengthening, and transforming communities and the planet. The organization funds nonprofit organizations committed to reducing health disparities, mitigating climate change, and building socially equitable and environmentally sustainable communities.

 

Enrollment in Hope Connections is administered through the Area Agency on Aging. For information about Hope Connections, call the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337.