Episode 13 features two rock stars of the local nonprofit scene: Sheila Allen of Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, and Chris Granger of Cool Davis. What challenges is each organization and its constituent population facing? How are they meeting those challenges now, and how will those challenges change as we begin to plan for an uncertain future?
One of the new programs launched this month by Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is Phone Friends for Seniors. They match seniors who would like to receive check-in phone calls with volunteers who can also assist with linking to services such as food/meal and prescription medication deliveries, and provide an important chance for social contact. Over the past 10 years, their network of organizations and service providers for local seniors has grown to 97!
Cool Davis, which regularly works with over 80 local partner organizations as part of the Cool Davis Coalition, has been busy with creative solutions to maintain its active engagement with the community and individual households. Follow this link to get connected to their new video blog (vlog) and new YouTube channel, and check out their "virtual" Earth Day celebration.