Marshall Home Fund Awards $75K in Grants to Help Older Adults in Watertown

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2024 Marshall Home Fund Grant recipients with current and former board members at the Grant Award Ceremony on May 23, 2024.

The following information was provided by the Marshall Home Fund:

The Board of Directors of the Marshall Home Fund (MHF) is very pleased to announce the recipients of its latest round of program grant awards. This spring, the Board of Directors pledged $75,457 to local organizations for programs that will benefit residents of Watertown who are ages 55 and older. In awarding this latest round of grants, the MHF has reached a total of $1 million dollars awarded over a 19-year period for the benefit of older adults in Watertown.

The 2024 grant recipients include:

Mass Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Wraparound Vision & Rehabilitation Services will be provided for residents of Watertown 55+ years old with low vision or blindness.

Mosesian Center for Arts: The Aging Creatively Project provides opportunities for older adult residents of Watertown to participate in visual, performing, and literary arts programming.

Perkins: Thriving with Vision Loss ensures that seniors in Watertown who are visually impaired have access to literacy opportunities and can connect with Perkins staff and each other.

Project Literacy: English Language Instruction is a program providing English Language instruction, support, and socialization for older adults-immigrants 55+.

Springwell: The Elder Independence & Safety Fund will be used to quickly provide direct grants to Watertown seniors who are in need of small items or assistance that can help them maintain their independence.

Watertown Council On Aging/Senior Center: (2 grants) The GoGo Grandparents Transportation Program provides transportation access for seniors 60+ to local medical appts, pharmacies and delivery services. The Emergency Assistance block grant provides immediate money to vendors for emergency issues that are affecting personal health, home, transit or well being of Watertown older adults.

Watertown Families Together/Church of the Good Shepherd: Generations Together offers events that foster camaraderie, friendship, creativity and joy to the residents of two Assisted Living Homes.

Watertown Farmers Market: SNAP Matching Program provides older adults access to fresh, healthy, affordable foods. Also provides incentives for volunteers 55 and older.

Watertown Health Department: Compassionate Connections addresses the problem of hoarding through a supportive case management model.

Watertown Housing Authority: (3 grants) Air Conditioner Access program for low-income residents. Organize n’ Simplify provides decluttering and organizational sessions. Housing with Dignity provides laundry cards for those with insufficient income.

Watertown Fire Department: Fire and Life Safety Educational Programs educate seniors on valuable life safety information and highlight Fire Department operations in a fun, safe, and engaging manner.

Watertown Cable Access Corporation: Media Literacy Workshops provide tips and build confidence for cell phone users.

Established in 2005, the Marshall Home Fund is a nonprofit, community-based charitable foundation dedicated to serving Watertown’s older adult population. Elderly individuals in urgent need must be referred to MHF by local agencies, town officials, or organizations. For more information about MHF, please visit or email

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