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Monroe County Care Center Receives Grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation


Grant Will Support the Memory and Music Project

Woodsfield, OH – Aging is a challenging time for individuals and those who care about them most. However, the Memory and Music program at the Monroe County Care Center seeks to ease those challenges by providing personalized music programs allowing residents to reconnect with their family, friends, and caregivers. This program is receiving support through a $250 grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF), an inaugural grant awarded by MCCF.

“The Monroe County Community Foundation is pleased to support impactful projects across the county, like the Memory and Music project at the Monroe County Care Center,” said Gwynn Stewart, a committee member with the Monroe County Community Foundation. “We created MCCF to support our local community by growing resources and investing them in good projects and ideas across the county. We look forward to making more grants like these in the future thanks to the generosity of people who hold Monroe County close to their hearts.”

The grant to the Monroe County Care Center’s Memory and Music project will be used to develop personalized digital music programs to help residents struggling from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments. These personalized music programs will help residents reconnect with family, friends, and caregivers. The Memory and Music program will work with professionals and caregivers in the elder care facility to create a powerful, personalized music program that will enable each listener to reconnect, regain social skills, and live more fully.

“We are so grateful to the Monroe County Community Foundation for investing in the Memory and Music project through this grant,” said Joan Michener, Director of Social Services with the Monroe County Care Center. “Because of this grant, we will be able to offer this program to all of our interested residents – 24 at the moment – as well as future residents. Residents and other clients feel happier, more social, less anxious, and are more able to enjoy life through this person-centered care option made possible by this grant.”

The Monroe County Community Foundation was created in 2014 to provide a place for Monroe County citizens to have a place to come together and grow a powerful asset for the county and its residents for many future generations. A member of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s (FAO) Growing Home family, the Monroe County Community Foundation works with FAO to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities, like those in Monroe County, by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

A community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). MCCF partners with FAO to support local efforts to develop resources for Monroe County citizens. FAO’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

Gifts to the Monroe County Community Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Monroe County Community Foundation Fund when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the Monroe County Community Foundation and mail to PO Box 494, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

For more information about the Monroe County Community Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111 or visit its website at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Monroe.

About the Monroe County Community Foundation

The Monroe County Community Foundation was created so that the Monroe County community would have a place to come together and grow a powerful asset for the county and its residents for many future generations. The Monroe County Community Foundation is a local foundation, created in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, and is designed to grow resources that can be used to support current and future needs and develop new opportunities.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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