Category: Embracing Aging

Grants Improve How People Experience Aging in York County

York, PA — York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging works to improve the way people experience aging in York County by awarding grants to programs that enhance the quality of life for people age 50 and older. Nine grants were recently awarded for programs ranging from health to the arts…


Wider Paths Provide Access to Nature for All

The West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park will contain four acres of native plants and trees, birds, butterflies and bees in West Manchester Township, and incorporate many features for the senior residents at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community and the young families at nearby The Greens at Westgate Apartment Homes. Supported by a grant…


Embracing Aging’s Issue with Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge

Shortly after the start of 2019, I noticed a new trend emerging on Facebook.  Titled the How Hard Did Aging Hit You challenge, users were encouraged to post side-by-side photos of them now and from 10 years ago as physical evidence of how they are holding up as they age. While I believe people on Facebook…


Why Focus on Reducing Barriers to Aging Well?

1 in 3 Americans, and over 37% of York Countians, are now age 50 and older.  On average, people who reach age 65 will live another 18-20 years and people who reach age 85 will live another 6-7 years.  We’re an aging society, and data demonstrates that each future generation will continue to live longer.…


Keep Updated on EA e-News 2018

Embracing Aging periodically puts out an e-newsletter, covering topics relevant to aging in place, EA’s work in the community and inspiring stories of people embracing their age. Sign Up for EA E-News Now   Embracing Aging is also on Facebook! Like our page to keep up with EA in the community!  


Why Focus on Improving Attitudes on Aging?

As our initiative first evolved in fall 2013 and people learned more about it, we received push-back regarding the Embracing Aging name.  Since that time, when in the community talking about our work, we are often greeted with glazed over eyes, body language indicating discomfort in the topic, and verbal comments expressing aging as unimportant…


Stories of Older Adults Embracing Their Age

Advocating for Safe Walking When North York Borough resident Liz Eisenhart made the decision to stop driving due to a decline in vision, she knew she didn’t want it to keep her from participating in the activities she enjoyed, which included workouts at Curves. Fortunately, a N. George Street rabbittransit bus stop was only a…


YCCF’s Embracing Aging Awards $89,000 in Grants To Improve Lives of Older Adults in York County

Eleven programs designed to improve the quality of life for older adults in York County are the newest recipients of grants from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. “We want older people in the community to have options for where and how they want to live,” explains Cathy Bollinger,…


Lifelong Independence

James traveled every day for 40 years delivering propane throughout York County. An unknown infection took his foot, his livelihood, and his independence last year. Since then he has been confined to his home because he cannot get a wheelchair down the steps of his front porch. At 61 years old, James relies 100% on…


Grant From YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund For Embracing Aging Helps Keep Seniors In Their Homes Safely

York, PA — York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging announced it has awarded a $382,205 multi-year grant to Servants, Inc. for the Home Helps program. The grant was awarded to Servants, Inc. during the fourth quarter of 2016. The Home Helps program provides home repairs and maintenance services to help older homeowners…