Pew to help fund 31 local organizations serving the elderly

    The Pew Charitable Trust has announced $4.3 million in funding for 31 Philadelphia-area organizations that serve the elderly.

    Over the next three years, the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services will give assistance to organizations that help the elderly cope with medical, financial and mobility issues.
    Thirteen of the agencies help the elderly obtain government assistance for their health, nutrition and housing needs. Six work to eliminate depression in the elderly, seven are devoted to helping the elderly maintain independence and five help informal caregivers receive better training.

    The largest grant is $252,000 for the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, which provides counseling for caregivers. Other organizations will receive between $45,000 and $250,000 each.

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