16 Local Senior Service Organizations Awarded Grants for Their Work
in the Community
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life®) announced today donations of $275,000 awarded to
Twin Cities area charitable organizations for their focus on enhancing
seniors’ quality of life. Through community programming and outreach,
these nonprofits help seniors remain self-sufficient. More than 70,000
local seniors utilize the programs provided by these organizations.
While grant recipients offer a broad variety of senior assistance
programs, as a new focus this year, three organizations will use their
grant funding to tackle elder financial abuse. Mid-Minnesota Legal
Assistance (Legal Aid), Minnesota Elder Justice Center and Tubman will
help elder financial abuse victims and provide education on elder
financial abuse prevention. Other grant recipients will provide
programming aimed at assisting caregivers, offering companionship and
supporting wellness. Some programs will also help with basic needs such
as food, transportation, adaptive living, yard work and house painting.
“Allianz Life is committed to supporting the well-being of seniors in
our community, and we look forward to putting our grants to good use,”
said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. “As I’ve seen
firsthand, seniors receiving these services thrive in their community,
and our employees and others who volunteer build strong connections to
the people they support.”
Sixteen organizations received grants from Allianz Life ranging from
$10,000 to $35,000 as part of the Allianz Life Senior Services Grant
Program. The 2015 Allianz Life Senior Services Grant recipients are:
To Door ($25,000) – supporting their Live-Well at Home Screenings
Community Services ($25,000) – supporting their Senior Outreach
and Caregiver Services program.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation ($20,000) – supporting their Services
for Aging program.
Institute of Arts ($15,000) – supporting their museum programs
benefitting seniors, including the Discover Your Story program.
Brothers Friends of the Elderly ($15,000) – supporting their
Health ($15,000) – supporting their Service Coordination and
Transportation for seniors program.
Charities ($15,000) – supporting their Aging Services program.
Community Services ($35,000) – supporting their Senior Services
of the Hennepin County Library ($15,000) – supporting their
Deposit Collections and At-Home Services for seniors and people with
Latte Da ($15,000) – supporting their Seniors and Family program.
Communities ($15,000) – supporting their Advantage Services for
($15,000) – supporting their Legal Advocacy for Older Victims of Crime
Legal Assistance (Legal Aid) ($15,000) – supporting their Senior
Law Project program.
Elder Justice Center ($15,000) – supporting their Prevention of
Elder Abuse program.
Community Center ($10,000) – supporting their Seniors program.
Communities Association (ICA) ($10,000) – supporting their Food
for Our Seniors program.
Organizations were chosen by the Allianz Life Community Relations
Governance Committee, which oversees Community Relations policies that
ensure charitable practices are in line with Allianz Life’s core values.
Organizations must illustrate how their community programs help seniors
remain self-sufficient and enhance their quality of life.
Note to editors: Photograph available of Allianz Life President and CEO
Walter White volunteering with several employees during a fall yard
cleanup program directed by Senior Community Services.
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Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
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