Boston Senior Home Care receives funding from Charles H. Farnsworth Trust to support older adults in supportive housing
Grant will support low-income older adults and people with disabilities most impacted by COVID-19
BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2022 – The Charles H. Farnsworth Trust, managed by Bank of America Charitable Foundation headquartered in Boston, MA, recently awarded Boston Senior Home Care a $20,000 grant. Funds will provide low-income older adults in Boston Senior Home Care’s Supportive Housing program with a variety of services and supports to reduce social isolation and provide access to health and wellness programs that can improve their overall health and wellbeing.
“We are extremely grateful to Charles H. Farnsworth Trust for their support of our Supportive Housing Program, which operates in 14 publicly subsidized residential buildings throughout Greater Boston,” said Margaret Hogan, Chief Executive Officer. “The program continues to fill a critical role as a “safety net provider” in the delivery of social services and supports to residents during an unprecedented disruption in all facets of their daily lives. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of having community-based agencies focus on keeping older adults healthy and socially engaged. We understand the challenges that social distancing and isolation have created among residents, and we continue to offer new and meaningful ways to help them remain active and support their individual needs.”
About Boston Senior Home Care
Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) is a private, nonprofit human services agency dedicated to ensuring that older adults and individuals with disabilities, particularly those of limited means, can remain safely in their homes with dignity and independence. Founded in 1974, BSHC provides older adults with affordable in-home care and community-based services. The organization also offers long-term services and supports for people with disabilities, education to help individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage their chronic diseases, as well as resources and supports for caregivers. BSHC is one of Boston’s Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) serving Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, North End, South Boston, and West End. For more information, visit bshcinfo.org.