NPT has released a new documentary in the Aging Matters series entitled "Loneliness and Isolation". It addresses the complicated relationship between loneliness and isolation among older adults, the negative impact that loneliness and/or isolation can have on health and longevity, and strategies to reduce or prevent their occurance. The program premiered on NPT on May 31, 2018. It will continue to air periodically and is also available to view on their website - www.wnpt.org. The West End Home Foundation is proud to support NPT Reports: Aging Matters. The series began in 2013 and has produced thirteen documentaries - many have aired nationally. All episodes address a critical issue impacting older adults and serve as a springboard for community dialogue about how to support and enhance the quality of life of people as they age.
The West End Home Foundation presented checks totaling $1.68 million to thirty-three nonprofit agencies at their annual grant awards breakfast on January 5, 2018. These agencies provide critically needed services to older adults in the Middle Tennessee region and all have achieved a high standard of excellence with measurable impact. The lives of older adults are enriched everyday through the programs and services that benefit from Foundation support. The $1.68 million were distributed across agencies and impact areas as follows: Advocacy: $304,000.00 Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency Nashville Public Television Tennessee Justice Center Vanderbilt University You Have The Power Know How to Use It Enrichment and Socialization: $178,750.00 Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Music for Seniors Nashville Public Library Foundation Nations Ministry Center FiftyForward St. [...]