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Family & Nursing Care Foundation Awards $30,000 in Grants to Montgomery County Organizations that Assist Low-Income Seniors

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SILVER SPRING, Md., June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Family & Nursing Care Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation for Montgomery County, today awarded $30,000 in cash grants to a pair of local non-profit organizations that provide low-income aging adults with the dedicated home care support they need to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes.

The Foundation awarded $20,000 to Home Care Partners, a non-profit home care agency that provides a wide range of supportive services for elderly, chronically ill, and disabled residents in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. A $10,000 grant was awarded to Community Ministries of Rockville, an interfaith non-profit organization that provides a range of services to the frail elderly and the homeless, emergency assistance to families, and healthcare for uninsured adults in the community.

"This is the fifth consecutive year that we've been able to make awards of this size to these wonderful local charities," said Sandy Kursban, founder of Family & Nursing Care, the area's leading provider of home care services, and the Family & Nursing Care Foundation. "It's very fulfilling to see our grants providing thousands of hours of comprehensive home care services, which have enabled hundreds of low-income seniors to remain safely in their homes. These organizations are doing an amazing job of extending a helping hand to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and it's a privilege to financially support their missions once again this year."

Kursban established the Family & Nursing Care Foundation in 2008. Each year, Family & Nursing Care, Inc. donates a percentage of its profits to the Foundation. Kursban personally matches this amount dollar-for-dollar, as well as matching every outside donation that the Foundation receives. Separate from the Foundation, the company also makes direct donations to many other non-profit organizations in the community.

"The Family & Nursing Care Foundation grant funds have been a life saver for many low-income seniors who need quality home care assistance in order to remain safely in their own homes," said Marla Lahat, executive director of Home Care Partners. "We're grateful for their financial assistance again this year."

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, and four in five in that age bracket believe their current home is where they will always live. Unfortunately, many seniors living on a fixed income are unable to realize this goal when they reach a point in their lives where they require in-home care and are unable to afford these essential services. The Family & Nursing Care Foundation strives to address this problem by providing financial assistance to the organizations that provide home care services for Montgomery County residents who can't afford them on their own.

About the Family & Nursing Care Foundation

Established in 2008, the Family & Nursing Care Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation for Montgomery County, addresses two vital needs in the community – to help support community organizations that provide low-income seniors with the dedicated home care they need to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes and to help support homecare training programs for those individuals who want to learn the skills needed to become nurses and nursing assistants so that they may care for our elderly population. For more information, visit www.familynursingcare.com/foundation.

About HomeCare Partners

Founded in 1957, Home Care Partners, (formerly Homemaker Health Aide Service of the National Capital Area, Inc.), is a private, non-profit home care agency that provides a wide range of supportive services for elderly, chronically ill, and disabled residents in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Home Care Partners provides the supportive, non-medical home care services most needed to help clients remain in the setting they overwhelmingly prefer, their own homes. Learn more at www.homecarepartners.org.

About Community Ministries of Rockville

The mission of Community Ministries of Rockville is to give voice to conscience and serve human need. CMR is an interfaith nonprofit organization supported by 21 congregations, local and state governments, individuals, foundations and corporations. CMR provides a range of services for the homeless, emergency assistance to families, assistance to the frail elderly and healthcare for uninsured adults in the community. The Elderly Ministries program provides case Management, homemaker service, assistive devices, and other support services to help maintain seniors in their homes. Learn more at www.cmrocks.org.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Daryn Teague Teague Communications 661.297.5292 or dteague@teaguecommunications.com

Source: Family & Nursing Care