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Local Community Foundations Collaborate to Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Program Financial Assistance

Local Community Foundations Collaborate to Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Program Financial Assistance

Posted on November 9, 2015

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

Collaboration between Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the New Canaan Community Foundation, the Barbara Benton Davis Fund, and the Rangeley Capital Community Fund recently resulted in a $25,000 grant to Waveny LifeCare Network to support financial assistance for participants of Waveny’s Adult Day Program. Available weekdays with free door-to-door transportation throughout most of Fairfield County, Waveny’s Adult Day Program is dedicated to improving quality of life for older adults 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 Adult Day participants are their family caregivers, who can regain the personal time they need to work, run a family household or simply relax. 

Key facilitators of the grant process were Louise B. Goodridge and Judy Bentley, long-time Waveny Development Committee members. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts and generosity of our local foundations, Waveny is able to continue to consistently deliver the highest quality of care to the people it serves from all areas,” said Goodridge.
 
“The Barbara Benton Davis Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is pleased to support Waveny’s Adult Day Program,” said Karen Brown, Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Learning at the Foundation. “Waveny’s Day Program helps so many seniors age in place in the community they love.” 

“This grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation exemplifies collaboration and working with others to achieve a shared goal,” said Cynthia Gorey, Executive Director of the New Canaan Community Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with funders and wonderful organizations like Waveny to ensure there is high quality care available for the elderly 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 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.”     

To learn more about Waveny’s Adult Day Program, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or click here.  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. 

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