2017 Program Grant Awardees
The Board of Directors of the Marshall Home Fund (MHF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its latest round of program grant awards. This spring, the Board of Directors pledged $68,000 to local organizations for programs that will benefit residents of Watertown, ages 55 and older. These include:
Beaverbrook STEP: The Elder Services Expansion Project provides social, recreational and vacation opportunities for seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or memory loss.
Care Dimensions: Complementary Therapies for Hospice Care is a program providing complementary therapies for Watertown Hospice Patients, including aromatherapy, art and music therapy, massage, and Reiki to improve the well-being of Watertown residents who are receiving hospice care.
Lexington Chamber Music: The Outreach Concert Program will provide four concerts by middle and high school students at Brigham House.
MetroWest Community Development: The Ready Renter Program provides information and referrals to Watertown residents who are seeking affordable housing.
Mosesian Center for Arts: The Open Doors Project encourages a variety of art activities for older adults, including an allotment of concert tickets for the Senior Center and a new intergenerational component that partners older adults with the Watertown Children’s Theatre.
New Rep Theater: Page to Stage participants will learn about all aspects of theatrical producing, including story approach, design process, character development, incorporation of technical elements, and effectively connecting with audiences. They also get tickets to a play, Oleanna.
Perkins School for the Blind: Thriving with Vision Loss is a program that provides older adults in Watertown with access to the resources of the Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library. Patrons will feel more self-confident and socially engaged as a result of their participation.
Project Literacy: English Language Instruction is a program providing English Language instruction, support, and socialization for immigrants age 55 and older.
Springwell: The Elder Independence & Safety Fund will be used to quickly provide direct grants to Watertown seniors who are in need of small items or assistance that can help them maintain their independence.
Watertown Council on Aging: The Supplemental Transportation Program provides emergency transportation for hundreds of low-income Watertown seniors each year. A Garden Grows program will feature older adults and high school students building a garden at the Senior Center and sharing it with the early learning center next door. The Emergency Assistance block grant will provide emergency assistance for older adults in need.
Watertown Family Network: Music with Shannon & Grandparents Senior Knitting Group entertains, educates and brings joy to the young and the not so young. Funds will also benefit the senior knitting group that provides blankets and hats to welcome our newest residents to the community.
Watertown Health Department: Compassionate Connections addresses the problem of hoarding through a supportive case management model.
Watertown Prosperity: The Shoveling Program matches Watertown students and scouts with their older adult neighbors who are in need of snow shoveling services; this grant covers supplies, stipends and gifts cards for the student volunteers.
Windsor House: Adult Day Health Scholarship Fund provides services for at-risk elders with low incomes and respite for their families.
Past Program Grants
• Marshall Home Fund Program Grants 2016
• Marshall Home Fund Program Grants May 2015
• Marshall Home Fund Program Grants 2014
• Marshall Home Fund Program Grants May 2013