The Seasoned Generation Program was implemented in 2009 as a series of informational forums designed to assist independent living seniors in making informed decisions that would support their desire to remain self-sufficient, age in place with dignity and support and to enhance their quality of life. The areas of focus included Health and Wellness, Financial literacy, Identity Theft, Medicare and Medication Management, Care-giving and Living Wills and Trusts.
Today the Seasoned Generations Program for seniors has expanded beyond informational forums to include collaborations and partnerships with other community groups and agencies to provide care coordination and support for senior related programs and services. In January of 2014, Tanner Community Development Corporation formed a Senior Roundtable group made up of Community Eldercare Agencies and organizations committed to leveraging community programs and services in a way that supports, engages and enhances the quality of life for independent living seniors.
Through our Family Resource Center established in 2011, seniors residing in South Phoenix can now have access to information, resources, counselling, programs and service referrals appropriate for their needs. The fastest growing segment of the senior population we serve is Grandparents raising grandchildren or seniors involved in kinship-care relationships. This unique constituency of seniors requires a unique approach to care and service coordination that would include both the senior and the child under their care. Family counselling and parenting advocacy training are essential components of the care coordination process. Through a partnership with Tanner Properties, Inc, Tanner Community Development Corporation currently works with Grand-families residing in Grand-families Place located in South Phoenix. This is a Tax Credit affordable housing facility specifically designed to accommodate Grandparents raising grandchildren. The facility accommodates 55 Grand-families.
The work of the Seasoned Generation program and our program for Grandparents raising grandchildren is accomplished through collaborations, community partners, volunteers and agencies that provide timely information, programs and services. We also partner with faith based organizations for transportation services as well as Emergency Human Service Support.