Roberta Simmons Awarded 2015 Commitment to Caring Award
In a collaborative effort of the Consortium and local attorney Nancy Nawrocki, Roberta Simmons has been awarded the 2015 Livingston County Commitment to Caring Award. Ms. Simmons has been volunteering in Livingston County her entire adult life. Currently she volunteers at the Gleaners Shared Harvest Food Pantry, racking up the most volunteer hours in 2014. And she and her husband Bill deliver meals to the homebound for the county Meals on Wheels program.
Ms. Nawrocki presented a $500 check to be directed to a charity of Roberta's choosing.
Consortium Member Mark Swanson designates charity for 2014 award
Swanson reported he has designated his $500 award award to the county senior nutrition program to facilitate medical care for homebound seniors' pets. "Many of our homebound seniors have pets. We have two great networks in place to assist with their pets nutritional needs. I saw medical care an unmet need."
Consortium Summer Grants
The Consortium awarded $5,000 in it's 2015 Summer grant cycle.
This Summer's awardees include:
Cromaine District Library $1,000 for intergenerational programming
VINA Dental Clinic $1,000 to serve senior's dental needs
Visually Impaired and Blind Of Livingston County $1,000 transportation and lending library
Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program $1,000 update phone system
Pinckney Community Library $1,000 update large print book inventory
Summary: Nine applications were received, requesting $8290. Five applicants received full funding. Including this cycle, the Consortium has now awarded over $60,000 to 25 area agencies in four years.
Regular meetings of the Consortium on Aging
The Consortium meets the third Thursday of most months.
2:30-4:00 pm Business at hand 4:00-4:30 pm Networking
Next meeti Thursday, Sept 17 , 2015
Location: Putnam Township Senior Center
350 Mower Rd., Pinckney
Future meetings: Oct 15, Nov 19
The Livingston County Consortium on Aging provides for collaboration, advocacy and communication between agencies and persons concerned with the provision of services to all aging adults.
Who We Are
The Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit collaborative group representing public agencies, private businesses and individuals interested in addressing the needs of the county’s aging citizens.
Membership is open to any interested parties, at no cost, with a common goal of supporting our mission.
Outreach efforts include sponsoring two annual events, publication of two resource guides, and the awarding of grants to area nonprofits addressing identified needs for area seniors.