NEWBERRY — The Newberry Council on Aging announced they have received a $5,000 grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the non-profit arm of Dominion Energy, as a part of the Critical Community Needs project.
The grant money will go to help fund the home delivered meals to older adults living in Newberry County.
“We believe that delivering meals to senior citizens is one of the most important things we can do,” said Lynn Stockman, executive director of the Newberry County Council on Aging. “The generous grant from Dominion Energy will help us get meals to people who otherwise may not have the means to have a hot meal every day. With this grant, we will be able to feed 10 of our clients for one year. We are grateful to Dominion for their consideration and for awarding us this grant.”
“Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation are pleased to support the Newberry County Council on Aging,” says Kristen Beckham, External Affairs for Dominion Energy. “We are happy to know that we are helping such a critical need in the community.”
The Newberry Council on Aging provides programs and services to promote the well-being of older adults living in Newberry County. Services include homes-delivered individual and center-based group meals; social, educational, and recreational activities; health and wellness programs; light housekeeping and in-home care assistance; adult day health care; daily telephone contact; a monthly Alzheimer’s caregiver support group; and local and commuter transportation services.