Catholic Charities (CC) strives to serve people age 60 and older in Lake County who seek assistance, regardless of their religion, race, or nationality. CC’s goals are to help seniors remain in their homes/communities, maintain independence as long as they are safe, and provide them with options and knowledge of services available in their community. The Foundation’s grant is used to help Highland Park and Highwood seniors and those who care for them make informed decisions about their care and needs and how to remain independent and age in place for as long as possible.
Faith in Action Volunteers is a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Professionally trained and supervised volunteers provide friendly visits and help with transportation, errands, grocery shopping, respite care, and household chores. The Foundation’s grant supports “Let’s Go Seniors,” a graduated transportation service offering safe, reliable options for older adults who require more guidance and oversight when traveling away from their homes: 1) door-to-door service for older adults in good physical condition through a partnership with GoGoGrandparent; 2) escorted transportation for mobility or cognitively challenged older adults using professionally trained and supervised volunteers; 3) Shop n Drop Errand Services; and 4) Paratransit service for older adults confined to a wheelchair through a partnership with Special Needs Chicago (this service is only available if the Moraine Township Paratransit Van is unavailable).