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Local Community Foundations Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Scholarship Fund

Local Community Foundations Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Scholarship Fund

Posted on October 28, 2014

Collaboration between Fairfield County's Foundation and the New Canaan Community Foundation recently resulted in a bountiful $25,000 grant to Waveny LifeCare Network to support its scholarship fund for Adult Day Program participants in financial need. From left to right: Joanne Boyer, Director of Development for Waveny LifeCare Network; Rich Townsend, Rangeley Capital Community Fund; Cynthia Gorey, Executive Director of New Canaan Community Foundation, Louise Goodridge, Waveny Development Committee member; Judy Bentley, Waveny Development Committee member and past Board Chair; Karen Brown, Vice President of Programs for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Bill Piper, CEO of Waveny LifeCare Network.

Collaboration between Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation, the donor-advised Barbara Benton Davis Fund, and the Rangeley Capital Community Fund recently resulted in a $25,000 grant to Waveny LifeCare Network to support the scholarship program for participants of Waveny’s Adult Day Program. The Adult Day Program at Waveny is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults from all areas who are still living at home, but who may require personal assistance, medical monitoring or more social interaction throughout the day. Benefitting just as much as participants are family caregivers who can regain the personal time they need to work, run a family household or simply relax.

A key facilitator of the grant process was Louise B. Goodridge, Waveny Development Committee member. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts and generosity of our local foundations and funds, Waveny is able to continue to consistently deliver the highest quality of care to the people it serves,” said Goodridge.

“The Barbara Benton Davis Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is pleased to support Waveny’s Adult Day Program once again,” said Karen Brown, Vice President of Programs at the Foundation. “Our region is aging very rapidly and non-profits such as Waveny and their Adult Day Program are responsive to this demographic change.”

"This grant is a wonderful example of collaborative giving - and how by working together we can have greater impact,” said Cynthia Gorey, Executive Director of New Canaan Community Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to partner with our donors to help them achieve their charitable goals.  Supporting high-quality local organizations like Waveny is one important way we can make a difference in our community."

The mission of the Rangeley Capital Community Fund is to support education and health initiatives, particularly in the New Canaan area. “Waveny’s Adult Day Program plays such a critical role in our New Canaan community,” said Rich Townsend of Rangeley Capital. “All of us at the Rangeley Capital Community Fund are so pleased to be able to support the program once again this year.”     

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.