Together on Diabetes® for Seniors Initiative
ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc.
Isabella Geriatric Center
Riverstone Senior Life Services, Inc.
YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc.
With support from a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, the United Hospital Fund is designing and testing a diabetes community control strategy focused on seniors. The first community the project is targeting is Washington Heights/Inwood, where the goal is to connect health care and community resources to provide seniors with the care and supports they need to better control their diabetes. This Fund grant, which will be allocated in a series of smaller grants, will enable four non-profit community-based organizations to enhance their services, workshops, and classes; boost their administrative capacity in order to help identify seniors with diabetes and make appropriate referrals to the program; and purchase program-specific equipment, which may include laptops or tablets. The four community organizations are 1) ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc., which operates a large senior center; 2) Isabella Geriatric Center and four of its community service and home care programs; 3) Riverstone Senior Life Services, Inc., and 4) the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc.