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June 25, 2012 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Walmart awards $50,000 Grant to Jerome Home for elder exercise program

From ( left to right) Trish Walden, Central CT Senior Health Services; Lori Toombs , Arbor Rose ; Alan Nasson, Wal-Mart ; Jay McClure III, Wal-Mart ; Sharon Burns, Wal-Mart ; Beth Egliskis, Wal-Mart ; Robert Schmelzer , Jerome Home ; Lisa Connolly , Jerome Home ; Marybeth Hanisko, Wal-Mart

New Britain, CT, June 19, 2012– Walmart recently announced that the Jerome Home is the recipient of $50,000 grant to enhance the organization’s Good Life Fitness wellness and exercise program.  The Jerome Home has provided residential care, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and short-term rehabilitation to seniors for more than 75 years. The grant will be used to provide a comprehensive exercise program designed to address different risk factors for falls and injuries and enable seniors to perform day-to-day activities independently.  It will also fund a variety of educational lunch and learn programs to improve quality of life for seniors in the Central Connecticut area. In partnership with a research team from Central Connecticut State University, Jerome Home will measure  the short and long-term impact of these interventions and their role in healthy aging.  The grant was presented to the organization at a reception at Jerome Home where residents, Walmart representatives, and organization members were invited to learn more about how the grant will be used. For more information, call 860-229-3707 or visit our website at www.jeromehome.org. Arbor Rose and Jerome Home are located at 975 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT. 

Arbor Rose and Jerome Home are not for profit members of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

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