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How Senior Assistance Program Survived After City Funding Cuts

Nonprofit has taken over management of the Novato Independent Elders Program.

The Novato Independent Elders Program, which helps seniors continue to live in their own homes, is alive and well because of change in organizational support from the city of Novato to a nonprofit based in Walnut Creek, according to a story in the .

Financial support from the and the Marin Coutny Board of Supervisors allowed the 20-year-old program, based at the , to avoid shutting after the city had to make massive budget cuts the past two years.

The program offers grocery shopping, health and wellness clinics, computer assistance, health insurance counseling and many other services that improve the quality of life for seniors.

Click here to see the story.

Denise Scoles Olson September 20, 2011 at 02:56 PM
This is a GREAT program. I volunteer with the grocery shopping and it is so rewarding for me. I love my Seniors.
Novato Chess Club September 20, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Thank you Novato....we need to honor the history, contributions, and legacy of our Senior population....God Bless Novato!
Stephanie Miller September 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM
So glad they were able to find a solution for our seniors!

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