Each quarter we will highlight one of our partners, recognizing their hard work and dedication to Pepperdine University's Foster Grandparent Program.
Partner Spotlight: Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN community service
Program Affiliate: Ms. Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, a Health Promotion Representative at Independence at Home
In 1977, Independence at Home was developed to provide older adults resources and programs to remain "healthy and independent" rather than needing outside support. IAH's programs range from maintaining a senior's personal health (i.e., "Diabetes") to developing healthy-life habits (i.e., "Getting a Good Night Sleep"). Last year, IAH was able to serve almost 14,000 individuals in Los Angeles County, including many of our grandparents.
Independence at Home has been an intrinsic part of our Foster Grandparents' training and volunteerism! In the past eight years, IAH has hosted more than fifteen training sessions for ALL of the Foster Grandparent volunteers. From "Heart Health" to "Maintain Your Brain," IAH has provided our grandparents with endless amounts of resources and opportunities to care for themselves and their mentees.
The Foster Grandparent Program is especially grateful for Ms. Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, a Health Promotion Representative at Independence at Home, who has hosted many of the in-service trainings personally. She explained how "The Foster Grandparent [program and its] volunteers are heavily involved in the community and we are grateful for their help in building awareness about IAH programs and for sharing our information with those in need. Thank you to Pepperdine University's Foster Grandparent Program for giving us the opportunity to engage with this valuable community."
Please help us honor and recognize Independence at Home's dedication to the seniors and their families in Los Angeles County. Thank you, Ms. Jenny Alcalá-Alonzo, and the rest of the employees at IAH for your dedication to our volunteers and the Foster Grandparent Program!