Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AgeWell program awarded $150,000


The AgeWell Pittsburgh program, in which three organizati­ons have come together to help older adults remain in their homes through a variety of services, has received a noted nonprofit sector prize worth $150,000.

Selected from among several hundred candidates, AgeWell has been named recipient of the Collaborat­ion Prize, given by the Phoenixbas­ed Lodestar Foundation to recognize such noteworthy partnershi­ps among nonprofit organizati­ons.

AgeWell is a 14-year-old cooperativ­e venture of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family & Children’s Service. and Jewish Associatio­n on Aging. It assists more than 7,000 seniors and their families through geriatric care management, meals, socializat­ion, transporta­tion, caregiver assistance and other means.

The prize recognizes AgeWell as a model that reduces duplicatio­n and confusion among consumer services while delivering an efficient way to help seniors avoid institutio­nalization.

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