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RRF welcomes Serena Worthington to its team! Serena has significant experience in aging services and advocacy at both the local and national level.
In June, Mary O’Donnell became the third president of RRF Foundation for Aging in its forty-year history. While the current pandemic prevents her from getting out and meeting with grantees and partners face-to- face, we invite you to get to know a little about Mary and RRF’s new direction through this short video.
RRF is proud to be a Founding Partner of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. This Fund is fueled by collaboration, uniting contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals across metropolitan Chicago.
As her tenure as CEO of RRF Foundation for Aging draws to a close, Irene Frye shares her deep sense of appreciation for the opportunity to lead RRF during the last 11 years.
Acknowledging the extraordinary challenges of the present moment, RRF recognizes the need for rapid relief funding for nonprofits addressing the essential needs of older people and enhanced flexibility for our grantees.
As we all work together to understand the fast-moving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, RRF Foundation for Aging is here. We are committed to supporting our grantee partners—and the older people they serve—during this challenging time. Read more about the flexibility available to RRF grantees.
The Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston recently announced the release of the 2019 Elder Index. This free tool allows users to find the true cost of living for older people in any U.S. county or state.
RRF Foundation for Aging acknowledges the time and effort needed to submit a Responsive Grant proposal and invites interested applicants to submit an optional Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Read more to learn what to include and the deadlines for submitting your LOI.
We have a new name—RRF Foundation for Aging—one that pays tribute to our history and signals a bold new direction for our future.
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) recently approved a strategic plan that reaffirms its strong commitment to improve the quality of life for older people. A centerpiece of our plan is the establishment of four priority areas in aging. Beginning in 2020, these four areas will be given higher priority within the Foundation’s grantmaking program.
RRF Salutes Marilyn Hennessy for Her Years of Service and Welcomes John Bouman to the Board of Trustees
Marilyn Hennessy who led RRF for 30 years and served as a Trustee for the past ten years has stepped down. John Bouman has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees.
RRF welcomes Amy Eisenstein to our dedicated team of professionals working to advance the quality of life for older people.
The Board of Trustees recently approved a three-year strategic plan for The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF). As part of the plan, the Foundation established Strategic Priority Areas (SPAs), specific topics in aging that will be given higher priority within the Foundation’s grantmaking program. Click here to read more about the
An RRF Op-Ed was published in Crain’s Chicago Business: “For older people, a financial booster shot.” Learn more here.
We are excited to share RRF’s newest online resource, our interactive Knowledge Center. Learn more about this new feature!
RRF Foundation for Aging is proud to provide challenge grants to select aging service organizations in conjunction with Giving Tuesday 2020. Learn about their amazing work.
Proud to support these efforts to bring key Medicare changes into law!Read More
Proud to support these efforts to bring key Medicare changes into law! @medicarerightsRead More
Congrats @medicarerights & @CMAorg! Key provisions of bipartisan BENES Act were passed w/ the latest U.S. stimulus package. Due to this work, Medicare enrollment policies are updating for the first time in 50+ years, eliminating many barriers to coverage.Read More
Sharing this great resource for organizations who want to provide evidence-based dementia support to Spanish-speaking older adults and their caregivers.Read More
@PensionRights Thank you for sharing @PensionRights! We appreciate your partnership in advocating for ensuring the economic security of older Americans.Read More
ICYMI: Our December 2020 newsletter notes recent grants awarded, introduces our new online Knowledge Center and highlights the work of several grantees. Take a look! Don't miss our next newsletter, subscribe: https://t.co/b48zsUbkjW https://t.co/oNaErsAPLbRead More
We are proud to support this critical work to help keep #olderadults in their homes. @umslRead More
As we head into the new year @marybodonnell suggests ways we can improve the precarious financial health of #olderadults impacted by #COVID19. Read her @CrainsChicago op-ed https://t.co/sAPyF99uOdRead More
ICYMI: @CrainsChicago published an opinion piece by @RRFAging President @marybodonnell on delivering a financial “booster shot” for #olderadults, many of whom are significantly affected by the #COVID19 pandemic https://t.co/NgRBHXfX34Read More