NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2022) – Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) today announced the 16 recipients of the 2022 Thome Aging Well grants, which are part of a four-year, $19 million program to help older adults living in affordable communities age safely and securely at home.
Funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee, the program awarded $4 million in grants this year, ranging from $190,000 to $300,000, to scale aging-in-place initiatives with a track record of success by housing operators and public housing authorities in Maryland and Michigan.
“Far too many adults, especially those with lower incomes, do not have the resources and support they need to continue living comfortably in their homes as they grow older,” said Stephany De Scisciolo, vice president, Impact, Evaluation & Population Health, Enterprise. “The programs supported through the Thome Aging Well grants have proved successful at improving the health and wellbeing of older adults and will make an enormous impact on the lives of thousands in Maryland and Michigan.”
After a competitive application process, Enterprise awarded grants to 10 proven and scalable programs in Maryland and six in Michigan. In total, the Thome Aging Well grants will provide essential support to over 4,000 older adults to help enhance wellbeing, reduce isolation, and allow them to age with dignity in their homes. Best practices learned from the grantees will be shared across the field of affordable and public housing providers serving older adults.
The grant recipients are:
- AHC Greater Baltimore
- Cedar Lane Senior Living
- Community Housing Partners
- Enterprise Community Development
- Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
- Homes for America, Inc.
- Housing Authority of Baltimore City
- St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
- The Community Builders
- Unity Properties, Inc.
- Avalon Housing
- Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance
- North End Woodward Community Coalition
- Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
- UMRC (Brio Living Services)
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