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August 22, 2013

Community Caregivers honored with award

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry received an award to help support its program on the local front.

People’s United Community Foundation awarded Caregivers $2,500 to help support a mission to provide assistance to the elderly, disabled or temporarily or chronically ill to help maintain independence in their homes.

The money will support Project Up-Keep, a home repair and maintenance program serving residents in Derry, Londonderry, Chester, Danville, Sandown, Hampstead and Windham.

“With this funding we will be able to coordinate as many as 40 small home-repair projects this year, which will help keep our clients comfortable and safe in their homes,” Caregivers’ executive director Cindee Tanuma said. “We are grateful to People’s United Community Foundation for helping us make this happen.”

Officer of People’s United Community Foundation and New Hampshire president for People’s Dianne Mercier said it’s often difficult for older citizens to handle their day-to-day activities at their home.

“We are pleased to support Community Caregivers as they provide this invaluable service,” she said.

People’s United Community Foundation began in 2007 to help support programs and activities that enhance quality of life for citizens in the communities it serves.

To learn more about Caregivers’ Project Up-Keep program or other programs offered, visit comcaregivers.org.

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