Wonder & Wisdom of Greensboro awarded grant to expand Seniors Program

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GREENSBORO — Wonder & Wisdom of Greensboro, a multi-generational and community-based nonprofit, just received $2,500 from Green Mountain United Way (GMUW) to expand its Seniors Program.

Camaraderie, adventure, education, and fun-filled outings are hallmarks of the Wonder & Wisdom Seniors Program. Monthly outings are offered to local residents age 50 and older. Venues include museums, concerts, theaters, fitness centers, and wellness activities.

“Wonder & Wisdom is tremendously excited to partner with Green Mountain United Way to create new enrichment opportunities for Northeast Kingdom seniors,” said Jim Flint, Executive Director at Wonder & Wisdom. “The GMUW grant will help our Seniors Program continue to grow and build a strong community through gatherings and outings that promote good health, active lifestyles, and lasting social ties.”

According to a recent announcement, GMUW has awarded Community Grants to five nonprofit organizations and Micro Grants to three nonprofits for projects that align with United Way priority areas of education, income and health.

Three Micro Grants of $250 each went to Umbrella in Newport for the purchase of portable food storage containers for their Cornucopia Meals-on-Wheels program, Northeastern VT Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury for brochures for their Smoke Free Cars campaign, and the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic in Barre for dental hygiene supplies.

AWARE of Hardwick, was also awarded $2,500 for their Economic Empowerment initiative, and the Family Center of Washington Co. received $2,500 for their intensive work training program for some of their Reach Up clients with the goal of transitioning troubled parents into successful employment.

Other Community Grant recipients are the Vermont Humanities Council ($2,432) for their Never Too Early early literacy program across the GMUW five counties, and Pathways Vermont ($2,000) for a statewide phone service line that provides specialized mental health support.