Annual gifts and planned gifts ensure that the Foundation will continue its support of Good Shepherd Fairview Home and Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, as well as meeting local community needs that affect the quality of life for the senior population.
The Foundation outreach, however, goes far beyond our two campuses and the senior population that lives there, as it extends to seniors living in Broome and surrounding counties as well.
Each year, the Good Shepherd Communities Foundation awards grants totaling $10,000.00 to not-for-profits providing services and programming to senior citizens in Broome County. Awarded through a highly competitive process, the 2016 recipients were:
Action for Older Persons received a grant in the amount of $4,780 to replace and upgrade the organization’s current outdated and insufficient phone system. The new system will allow for the addition of more phone lines and voice mails, and other technology improvements to assist in their ability to serve senior citizens.
Faith in Action Volunteers was funded in the amount of $3,721 for technology upgrades in their administrative offices. They focus on the needs of senior citizens by providing free services to older adults, age 60 and over, which allows them to maintain their quality of life and independence. Utilizing a strong volunteer base, all services are free of charge regardless of income.
RSVP was granted $1,000 for the purchase of light-weight, hand held and leg weights for free osteoporosis prevention classes for seniors. One hour classes are held several times a week in various community settings.
Please call our office and we will be happy to share more success stories with you, made possible through your generosity.
A gift to the Good Shepherd Community Foundation is an investment in the life of the senior population in Broome County.