Our Newest Initiative - Oral Care for Older Adults
We are passionate about improving the quality of life and health of older adults,
Veterans, individuals with special needs and caregivers
Veterans from the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center heading to the movies
Residents from Lee Health and Rehab take time for a group photo while enjoying a visit to Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, VA
Residents from Hunter's Park Senior Apartments on their way out to dinner
We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
For too many older adults, oral care is out of reach. We are determined to change this condition.
In 2015, The Fenwick Foundation began a pilot to provide oral care and treatment to low-resource older adults living in long-term care centers. We tested different approaches to care and enlisted the support of dentists, other dental professionals and our partners to address the financial and logistical needs of older adults. The pilot taught us that while the financial challenges are understood to be the biggest impediment to oral care, the logistical challenges are a close second. Our broader initiative is designed to bend the cost curve on care and to address the logistical needs of care. Oral care for older adults ... just like for the rest of us.
Our programs focus on "below the radar" needs to tackle loneliness, isolation and boredom