The Oakhaven Community, a United Church Homes affordable housing community in Bremen, received $4,746 from the Marshall County Community Foundation for Wi-Fi, two computers, desks, and chairs in the community room.
The grant aids approximately thirty-two older adults, allowing them to participate in online benefits enrollment, telehealth visits, and positive mental well-being through social connections to loved ones and cognitive stimulation through online games.
“We are very grateful to the Foundation for their generous grant to safeguard vulnerable older adults during this challenging time,” said Gloria Hurwitz, vice president of advancement at United Church Homes.
The Oakhaven Community plans to collaborate with a local organization to offer identity theft protection and computer and Internet training to the residents.
United Church Homes is the 8th largest nonprofit provider of managed senior living and affordable housing and 21st largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization in the U.S. according to the 2021 LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, serving more than 5500 residents in its owned and managed communities.
The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Since 1991, donors to the Marshall County Community Foundation have built the community’s assets currently valued at nearly $40 million and have returned over $25.1 million to Marshall County communities in grants and scholarships, $4.2 million from Community Funds. For more information about the Foundation, call 574.935.9159, or visit www.marshallcountycf.org.