The vision of Embracing Aging is to make York County a great place to age!
What does making York County a great place to age mean?
With 37% of York Countians being aged 50 and older, it means we are working to:
Expand age-inclusive thinking. This means leaders and community representative understand and care about the needs and perspectives of all ages, resulting in creating a community that is a safe, welcoming, appropriate, and adaptable place to age. The Embracing Aging initiative serves as a leader and advocate in providing ideas and examples for businesses, planners, developers, organizations, and governments to best attract, engage, and serve older adults.
Reduce barriers to aging well. This means businesses, planners, developers, organizations, and governments implement innovative and collaborative programs designed to reduce barriers to healthy aging. The Hahn Home Fund of York County Community Foundation in support of its Embracing Aging initiative provides grants to assist nonprofits to develop and implement solutions to improve:
- attitudes around aging
- community engagement (employment, volunteering, lifelong learning, arts and culture, information and referral services, and isolation)
- health and well-being
- ways to get from one place to another
Since Embracing Aging launched in 2014, we've awarded hundreds of thousands in grants to local nonprofits working to reduce barriers to aging well.
What is the Hahn Home's Embracing Aging Fund?
It began with the vision of one woman, Anna Gardner, who died in 1913 but bequested her estate to help care for older women in the community. Her legacy became the Hahn Home; in 2007, the Hahn Home chose to create a permanent endowment at the Community Foundation. Beginning in 2014, the income from this investment covers the operating budget and grantmaking for the work of Embracing Aging.
Two committees of community volunteers guide us in our work.
Hahn Home's Embracing Aging Fund Committee reviews grant applications for reducing barriers to aging well submitted by nonprofits. Committee members are:
Michael Hady III, Chair
Embracing Aging Advisory Committee serves as an advisory group to the work of Embracing Aging. Committee members are:
Bruce Bartels, Chair
The Hahn Home Fund was created in 2007 and is the result of the vision of one woman, Anna Gardner, who died in 1913 but bequested her estate to help care for older women in the community. Her legacy, and the Hahn Home Fund, helped to create the Community Foundation's Embracing Aging Initiative, which works toward creating a community where people can age with dignity, independence, and health.