This grant opportunity will provide planning funds to a collaborative of organizations working together to create a community system to reduce older adult isolation in Lackawanna County. The key outcome of the grant will be a plan for implementation of a coordinated system that includes a:
- Shared isolation screening tool
- Team of trained navigators to connect isolated older adults to services
- Corresponding public awareness campaign
A broad array of wrap around supports will be provided to the funded collaborative to enrich the process, including data and evaluation assistance, subject matter expertise, and community input. At the conclusion of the planning period, it is expected that the chosen collaborative will utilize their developed plan to submit a proposal for implementation funding.