Senior Life: Ethos wins major award for West Roxbury program

March 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain-based elder services agency Ethos recently won a major award—including $10,000 in cash and $100,000 in capacity-building help—for its AgeWell West Roxbury program from the nonprofit consulting organization Root Cause.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury to gain greater visibility for our work with the older adult population, expand our network and build our capacity,” said Ethos Executive Director Dale Mitchell, a JP resident, in a press statement.

Ethos was one of only a handful of organizations selected in December as one of Cambridge-based Root Cause’s “Social Innovators.” Another is JP’s City Feed and Supply markets.

Ethos serves seniors in Southwest Boston with a wide variety of programs geared toward helping them remain in private residences rather than nursing homes. AgeWell West Roxbury array of services includes health, social and recreational programs. They notably include Community Cafés, also available in JP and some other neighborhoods, where seniors can gather for food, socializing and entertainment.

The $10,000 grant is provided by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Root Cause will provide the consulting help, which also includes an opportunity to present AgeWell West Roxbury’s work to a group of potential funders at an annual “Showcase” event.

Ethos is based at 555 Amory St. in JP. For more information about the AgeWell program, see ethocare.org.

From press materials.