Monmouth University Social Work Professor Carolyn Bradley accepted a $1,000 award from the Wells Fargo Community Partners Award for the Monmouth University LGBT Older Adult Project on October 17, 2013, at an awards breakfast held at the Crowne Plaza, Edison, NJ. The Community Partners Program was developed to provide local Wells Fargo stores with the opportunity to select non-profits of their choice to receive grants. Grants are awarded to a diverse group of grassroots organizations that provide critically needed services in their communities.
The Monmouth University LGBT Older Adult Project, a joint initiative of the Monmouth University School of Social Work and the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, seeks to improve the quality of life of older LGBT adults through education and awareness programs, advocacy, and providing social activities for LGBT older adults, caregivers, and their friends. The project accomplishes these goals not by replicating existing services available through mainstream agencies, but through the provision of technical assistance and training opportunities and by advocating for legislation that positively impacts the lives of older LGBT adults.
For more information about the LGBT Older Adult Project, visit http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-nursing-health/lgbt-older-adult-project.aspx.