Los Angeles Program Connecting Kids And Seniors Gets Jolt Of Funding
The activities provide children with mentors and fight isolation among older Californians. Elsewhere, "Miracle Manor" helps Orange County families cope with critically ill kids.
California Health Report:
How Uniting Kids, Elders Helps Both
It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning. The growing intergenerational activities movement received a powerful jolt last year when the Los Angeles-based Eisner Foundation sharpened its focus to solely support intergenerational programming. ... Eisner grant recipient Jumpstart for Young Children saturates 13 preschools with adult mentors over 55 in underserved LA neighborhoods — Compton, South LA, East LA and Echo Park. (Perry, 7/18)
Orange County Register:
'Miracle Manor' In Orange Helps Parents With Sick Children Focus On Them, Less On Finances
Dubbed the “Miracle Manor,” the apartments provide subsidized housing to families with critically sick children. Set up by local nonprofit Miracles for Kids, the Miracle Manor celebrated its grand opening in Orange last week, though residents moved in as early as December. Once a privately owned apartment complex, the buildings – blocks from Children’s Hospital of Orange County – were purchased by Miracles for Kids for $2.9 million and given $760,000 in renovations. (Winslow, 7/18)