Jim Moran Foundation Supports Seniors with Multi-Year Grant

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Larry McGinnes (center) and Melanie Burgess (left), Founding Board of Directors of The Jim Moran Foundation, present a grant check to the Aging and Disability Resource Center (left to right): Shirley Snipes, Planning Director; Edith Lederberg, Executive Director; and Gail Gannotta, Senior Intervention and Education Director.

Sunrise, Fla. -- The Jim Moran Foundation recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $215,968 to the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Broward County to support the nonprofit organization's Senior Intervention and Education Program.

Designed to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as maintain and improve the quality of life for Browards seniors this unique project helps hundreds of residents every year. Those without other resources receive home visits, evaluations, referrals to various resources and community-based services, and supplies including nutritious food, medical equipment, clothing, and non-prescriptive pharmaceuticals.

"My husband, Jim, believed in sharing what he had to take care of others," said Jan Moran, chairman and president, The Jim Moran Foundation. "We are continuing his legacy of compassionate philanthropy through our partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center and helping vulnerable seniors remain in their own homes with dignity, self-sufficiency and respect."

Since 2007, The Foundation has funded this successful program, which was recognized last year with the Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

"The key ingredients to the success of this program are The Jim Moran Foundation's funding and the advocacy, performance, and talents of Gail Gannotta, our Licensed Practical Nurse who serves as Senior Intervention and Education Director," said Edith Lederberg, executive director, Aging and Disability Resource Center.

For more information regarding the Senior Intervention and Education Program, please contact Broward's Elder Helpline at (954) 745-9779.

About The Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center, administered by the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc., is the nonprofit umbrella organization charged with the responsibilities of planning, coordinating, monitoring, and funding programs designed to meet the needs of over 345,000 year-round Broward senior residents. As the prime advocate for local Older Americans, the ADRC contracts with administering organizations for the following programs: senior centers; senior day care; site meals; home-delivered meals; Alzheimer's in-home and facility respite; minor in-home repair; legal; transportation; homemaker; personal care; respite; emergency response; and case management.

About The Jim Moran Foundation

Founded by Jim Moran in 2000, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundations significant funders are JM Family Enterprises Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. To learn more about The Foundation visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call (954) 429-2122.

Contacts:

Christopher Miller, ADRC Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 745-9567, extension 216

Ilisa Finkelman, The Jim Moran Foundation
(954) 363-5550 or ilisa.finkelman@jimmoranfoundation.org