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Help Grand County Council on Aging win $25,000

Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods.

Grand County Council on Aging needs your help by voting for them to bring money to their communities.

Now through Nov.4, anyone with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at http://www.neighborhoodassist.com to help bring $25,000 each to the top 40 vote-getters.

“I encourage anyone who has an elderly loved one in their life, or is elderly themselves, to vote for Grand County Council on Aging to receive the $25,000 award. With this support, Grand County Council on Aging could continue to remain the lifeline to senior citizens and adults with disabilities in helping them manage their overall well-being and independence.

The 200 causes have until Nov.4 to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On Nov. 30, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at http://www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to the affiliated nonprofits.

Grand County Council on Aging (GCCA) was established as a non-profit in 1972 to meet the needs of area seniors 60 years of age and older and adults with disabilities ages 18-59. Services include transportation, health promotion, social and recreational activities, information and referral services, caregiver support and educational opportunities.

GCCA serves all of Grand County, which is very large at 1,846 square miles (just slightly smaller than the State of Delaware) by providing the ONLY dedicated source of medical and basic need transportation services to the approximately 2,550 potential clients of the 14,900 total population.

GCCA’s most important service is providing transportation to these populations who could not otherwise attend to their basic needs of nutrition and medical care because they lacked the means and methods of satisfying those basic needs. There is no county-wide public transportation in Grand County that transports people to local grocery stores, doctors, dentists or mental health services offices, the regional medical center or other offices in the county. Many medical services are not offered in Grand County and require seniors and the disabled to travel out of the county one to two and a half hours one way to Denver, Steamboat or Summit County for appointments. This is very costly and so GCCA seeks funding to subsidize the actual costs of fuel, vehicle maintenance, driver’s wages etc. to make these trips affordable to folks on a limited income. No one is denied service for an inability to pay.