WPHF Seeks Ideas to Help Caregivers

caretaker handsFamily care giving is a tough but vital job, and it’s one most of us will have at one time or another. It can also be lonely, draining and overwhelming.

Many caregivers are older adults themselves, and not uncommonly, their health is compromised as they juggle the demands of care taking with other responsibilities at home and in the work place.

Looking for ways to help support the needs of older adult family caregivers in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) is asking for ideas from organizations and individuals in the community. The ideas are due to be submitted no later than noon on April 18, 2014.

WPHF is looking for ideas that support healthy behaviors for older adult family caregivers; address barriers to health they face, create healthy habitats where they live, and that make the caregiver’s health a priority.

Once the ideas are submitted, a committee of older adult volunteers with expertise and experience in family care giving will determine which have promise and should be further developed.  All individuals and organizations submitting ideas will be notified of the committee’s decisions no later than May 9, 2014.

Ideas that advance will require the development of a more formal proposal and budget. More detailed information about grant size, duration, etc. will be communicated at that time. These may be eligible for grant support from WPHF.

Click here–Request for Ideas Submission Form– to obtain a copy of the idea submission form. It should be scanned and emailed to WPHF by the April 18 due date.

WPHF, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a private not-for-profit organization focused on inspiring more physical activity and healthier living in Central Florida.