We are pleased to announce that CultureALL has received a $2,000 Community Betterment Grant from the Polk County Board of Supervisors to support the expansion of our senior programs in Polk County.
Iowa’s senior population is growing, and with that comes a need to help seniors stay active and engaged in life-long learning experiences. Many senior living communities employ caregivers from a diverse range of cultures that might be unfamiliar to residents and staff. CultureALL is working to provide programming that will help seniors – and the management staff – of senior living communities to better understand the customs and traditions of the employees in their facilities and help create trust and build relationships across cultures. Funding from Polk County will support these efforts in facilities serving low-income seniors.
We are extremely grateful to Polk County and the Board of Supervisors for investing in these programs for Des Moines area seniors!
Recent Senior Programs: Edencrest
CultureALL adapts its senior programs to meet the needs and interests of each community. A great example of this is a recent program we presented at Edencrest in Des Moines. A family at Edencrest wanted to learn more about Korean culture. They had adopted a daughter from South Korea and wanted to help her connect with her native culture. Because the family was unable to travel to Korea with their daughter, Edencrest asked CultureALL to bring some Korean culture to them.
CultureALL Ambassador Christina Kim visited Edencrest to talk about Korean customs, dance, and music. The family was delighted to be able to share this experience, not only with their daughter, but also with their other friends and neighbors in the Edencrest community.
Do You Live or Work in a Senior Living Community?
If you live in a senior community and would like to have Ambassadors from CultureALL visit your community for a presentation, please ask your activities director to get in touch with us. If you work in a senior living community and would like to have CultureALL visit your community, please contact us. We are happy to design a program that meets the needs of your residents and staff.