We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
In June 2015, The Fenwick Foundation began providing dental and oral care support to low income older adults, caregivers and other special needs individuals who are not receiving adequate care. Medicaid recipients living in long-term care residences in Virginia, for example, receive only limited emergency treatment. Dental care as provided to so many of us is not available for these individuals. We are determined to change this condition.
Established to subsidize the para-transit fares of low and "no" income (mainly Medicaid) residents living in long-term care facilities. Our goal is to encourage residents to "get out of the house" to visit relatives and friends, go to the library, visit a museum, etc. We also work with facilities to ensure that residents can successfully apply and be certified for para-transit services. This program helps foster increased independence and happier lives.
Enjoying What We All Enjoy
Positive Staff Interaction
"Getting Out of the House"
Respite gives a chance to have a break from the difficult, stressful and unrelenting responsibilities caregivers face in caring for their loved ones. Many of the respite activities are similar to the events and outings (Enriching Lives) we sponsor, but also includes beauty salon visits, dinner vouchers, gift cards and special events for caregivers and their families and for special "me" time. We also provide support to caregivers and those they care for to help make the caregiver's job a bit easier.
We provide support to Veterans (and their families) who are convalescing and/or traveling to receive care at Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers and other military hospitals, mostly through our affiliation with several Fisher Houses. This support includes events and outings (Enriching Lives) and also support tailored to provide more time-sensitive assistance -- auto fuel cards, grocery store food and meal cards, department store gift cards for clothing, supplies, etc.
We are passionate about providing social, entertainment and educational events and outings - theater, museums, professional sports (baseball, basketball, football, hockey), "out-to-eat" lunches and dinners, visits to zoos, parks, boat cruises, bowling, movies, and much more. Our goal is to get people "out of the house" for physical and mental stimulation - to enjoy the sorts of things we all enjoy in our lives and on which we thrive. We encourage active lifestyles and interaction in the community.