CARES Act Grants to Help Social Isolation among Elders

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 18, 2021 5:07:04 PM

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law.   The CARES Act grants totally $955 million will support older adults and people with disabilities in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations that will have access to this funding includes a network of community-based organization such as Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living,  senior centers, faith-based organizations and other community-based non-profit organizations that provide resources and services to help older adults and people living with disabilities stay healthy and live independently.   $100 million is earmarked for the National Family Caregiver Support Program to help expand services that aid families and information for caregivers who are providing support for their loved ones at home.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Elders, Care Partners, Aging Service Provider, CARES Act, Social isolation, older adults, support, Loneliness, Area Agencies on Aging

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