The Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha (IGO) is now in their 34th concert season! We are performing at area nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the greater Omaha Metropolitan area. Many of these locations do not have an entertainment budget that will cover the cost of a 50 piece orchestra like IGO. Our goal is to raise $2,100 which would cover the concerts from November-April .
The Merrymakers Association provides live professional music to 144 senior communities throughout Nebraska and in western and central Iowa. Activity directors agree that our monthly performances improve seniors' quality of life, decrease feelings of anxiety and depression, decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation, increase happiness and give a chance to express feelings.
We currently have about 20 facilities on our waiting list. Our goal for Give 65 is to kick off a year of fundraising to tackle that waiting list. Please help us meet our goal of raising funds to bring music to seniors across Nebraska and in western and central Iowa.
Shared Housing of New Orleans helps elderly homeowners remain in their homes
by Shared Housing of New Orleans
Shared Housing of New Orleans keeps elderly and/or disabled homeowners from going to nursing homes that do not want to or need to be there. We match them with individuals who need a place to live. There is an even exchange of room and board by the homeowner for light housework and companionship by the homeseeker. Our mission is to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of elderly and disabled homeowners. Also we attempt to reduce homelessness by providing a transitional housing option for individuals seeking a place to stay. Independence and dignity are preserved in a mutually beneficial homesharing arrangement.