Rural Aging Initiative
From January 2017 through December 2019, the Northland Foundation is undertaking Phase II of the Rural Aging Initiative to strengthen capacity among nonprofit and community based services, and promote collaboration and innovation to help older adults in our region to age in place. For more information about the Rural Aging Initiative, please contact Zane Bail, Director of Development and Special Projects at the Northland Foundation. The components of Phase II are as follows.
- Capacity Building is providing financial and training support to 18 nonprofit organizations that focus on aging services in the region.
- Civic Engagement and Social Connectedness among older adults is being enhanced through support for the 16 AGE to age: bringing generations together sites in the region.
- The Aging Innovations Program is designed to spur fresh, inventive approaches to helping older adults age in place with independence and purpose in rural communities. The Aging Innovations Program includes competitive funding opportunities.