The Door County Community Foundation awards grant to the Washington Island Community Health Program

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Washington Island Community Health Program (WICHP) a Sustainability Grant from the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund and the Carol Coryell Scholarship Fund for Deserving Students. This grant supports the Facts of Later Life Luncheon Program.

The Food, Fun, and Facts of Later Life Luncheons address the needs of the older adult Washington Island. The monthly outreach program offers affordable lunch meetings at a local restaurant with an educational speaker on various pertinent topics.

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Pictured from left to right are Christine Anderson, R.N. and Executive Director of WICHP and Marcia Smith, Vice Chair of the Door County Community Foundation.

“Nearly 40% of Washington Island residents are 65 years of age or older. the Facts of Later Life Luncheon Program works to keep seniors in their homes safely and independently,” said Marcia Smith, Vice Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to provide this grant that will not only teach the seniors of Washington Island, but also create a stronger support network within our community.”

The Washington Island Community Health Program seeks to empower and support Island residents to make choices for successful aging, to maintain garden education with group classes, one-on-one gardener support, and onsite material references.

For more information on the Washington Island Community Health Program, please call 920-847-2108

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County.  The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.

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