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January 2023 Grant Awards Announced

The West End Home Foundation has announced grant awards in the amount of $1.9 million for 2023. Thirty-nine nonprofit organizations that serve older adults in Middle Tennessee will receive grant payments in early January. Each year, grant requests far surpass the amount of funding available. According to Dianne Oliver, Executive Director, “the service demands on agencies that deliver programs for older adults are increasing and will continue to increase as our population age 60+ grows. We are very fortunate in Middle Tennessee to have such a robust network of nonprofits committed to ensuring access to high quality, innovative and affordable services that promote successful aging.” Funding in 2023 is targeted to seven key impact areas: Advocacy Enrichment and Socialization Food and Nutrition Healthcare Housing Transportation Wellness and Supportive Care The organizations and program areas awarded funding are: AgeWell Middle Tennessee – Advancing Solutions for Aging Well: Support for AgeWell Middle Tennessee Alive Hospice – Recliners and Day Beds for Patient Rooms Bethlehem Centers of Nashville – Senior [...]

January 18th, 2023|

Internet Safety for Older Tennesseans

The West End Home Foundation kicked off 2023 by co-hosting, with Nashville Public Television, a screening of NPT's new Aging Matters documentary, "Exposing Cyber Threats". The documentary, now airing on public television stations across the state, informs viewers about internet and cell phone threats and scams along with recommendations for ensuring safety and avoiding victimization. The event brought out nearly 80 nonprofit professionals who are part of the robust network of services that help older Tennesseans thrive. The documentary was funded by WEHF through the SeniorTrust grant program, "Reducing Social Isolation and Increasing Access to Essential Services Through Digital Literacy and Inclusion for Older Tennesseans." The program included a screening of the 30-minute documentary, remarks by Becky Magura, CEO of NPT, Dianne Oliver, WEHF Executive Director and Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle who was on the bench when the Chancery Court was assigned oversight of the SeniorTrust funds. Following the screening, a panel discussion was facilitated by WEHF Program Officer, Chandra Allen and included Shawn Anfinson, Producer, Nashville Public Television, Robyn Householder, President/CEO, Better Business [...]

January 16th, 2023|

Innovations in Aging Symposium

May 16th, 2022|

The last two years have seen incredible innovations and collaborations in the non-profit community as organizations have pivoted to serve the community amidst the constantly changing landscape.  The pandemic has touched all of us in [...]

WEHF Honored with 2021 Sage Award

October 27th, 2021|

The West End Home Foundation was honored by AgeWell Middle Tennessee in October as a recipient of the 2021 Sage Award. Sage Awards are given to older individuals who have made outstanding contributions [...]

WEHF Welcomes Our New Program Officer

September 15th, 2021|

We are excited to announce that Chandra Allen has joined the Foundation staff to fill our new Program Officer position. Chandra is a native Nashvillian. She brings a diversity of experience in both the nonprofit [...]

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