SCRANTON, Pa. — Seniors in Northeastern Pennsylvania are about to learn more about vital services available to them thanks to a generous donation from the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Telespond Senior Services in Scranton received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation to fund a communications and marketing campaign aimed at educating potential clients about the services Telespond offers.
As the needs of older adults and their primary caregivers change, Telespond is developing new services and refining those already in place. This campaign is an outreach effort to inform those experiencing these changes about solutions available to them.
“We are here for our seniors and their families and are responding as their needs change,” says executive director Jeff Marquardt. “This grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation offers us a valuable opportunity to reach people on a large scale and let them know we are here for them.”
Telespond provides life enriching services to older adults and their families on both a community-wide and individual bases with their adult day services, in-home personal care, and senior companion programs. All Telespond’s services assist the elderly, to age in place, reduce isolation, and preemptively identify health care risks resulting in a healthier future.
About the Scranton Area Community Foundation
The Scranton Area Community Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life for all people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy. The Foundation’s purpose is to meet a wide variety of educational, cultural, human service and other charitable needs throughout Lackawanna County. The Foundation carries out this purpose through the distribution of income from endowment funds established by donors.
About Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Telespond Senior Services Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1974 to provide care and assistance to the vulnerable population of older adults in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The primary facility is located at 1200 Saginaw Street in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Telespond also funds and oversees three other centers: The Abington Senior Center, The Taylor Pennsylvania Senior Center, and The Wayne County Adult Day Services. Many individuals and their families are confronted with the costly and difficult choice of institutionalizing a loved one in a nursing home or retirement facility, but often face financial and emotional constraints. Telespond Senior Services Inc. functions as a cost-effective alternative to these difficult choices.