The JT Gorman Foundation recently pledged its support for Washington Hancock Community Agency elder service programs. The foundation awarded $25,000 dollars to At Home Downeast and Friendship Cottage Adult Day Service.
At Home Downeast is a member-based, volunteer supported organization serving the Blue Hill peninsula. Its goal is to provide members with core services designed to make it possible for them to live comfortably and safely in their own homes for longer than otherwise might be possible. This program has been in operation for just over one year and is pleased to serve more than 60 members.
Friendship Cottage Adult Day Service recently celebrated five years of service to families in Hancock County. A medical-model adult day care facility, Friendship Cottage “gently tends to the needs of dependent adults, while guiding and assisting the family and friends who care for them.
The JT Gorman Foundation support will help each program provide essential services for seniors. Friendship Cottage Program Manager Anne Ossanna says the assistance is essential. ”We are grateful for this support from the JT Gorman Foundation. Friendship Cottage is a beacon to caregivers throughout Hancock County, providing them with support, education and respite. Funding from the JT Gorman Foundation will support our highly skilled staff who deliver exceptional care to our participants and their caregivers.”