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August 17, 2018
Certified Senior Solutions Receives $25,000 Grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Grosse Pointe Nonprofit to Utilize Funds to Expand Workplace Culture of Care Navigator Program in the Community
Grosse Pointe, MI– Certified Senior Solutions (CSS), Inc. has been selected by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan as one of 46 organizations to benefit from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, the nonprofit announced today. CSS, based in the City of Grosse Pointe, will use the funds to expand upon their unique Eldercare Assistance Program focused on caregiver education and resources.
“This generous grant will allow us to continue to provide a vital service to our community – creating and maintaining education programs for caregivers and employees throughout the metro Detroit area,” Terri Murphy, President of Certified Senior Solutions, said. “Our mission to present families with the resources and information they need to make important decisions for their loved ones is our top priority. It is imperative to impart a quality education to those entrusted with their care.”
Certified assists families with making informed choices about care for aging family members. Certified furnishes a network of services including family assessment, access to public programs and resources, and introductions to elder service providers. Certified also offers continuing education programs to caregivers, service providers and other professionals in the elder care industry.
About Certified Senior Solutions
Certified Senior Solutions was founded in 2016 by Terri Murphy, CSA. Certified provides families in Metro Detroit with access to caregivers, community resources, counseling programs, continuing education programs, and professional development services to care providers. For more information, visit www.certified-ssi.org.
About the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs in the seven counties of southeast Michigan. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan honor Mr. Wilson’s charitable legacy by supporting efforts across the region in caregiving, design & access, and youth sports, as well as for community assets in Mr. Wilson’s home community of Grosse Pointe. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.
About the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Prior to his passing in 2014, Mr. Wilson requested that a significant share of his estate be used to continue a life-long generosity of spirit by funding the foundation that bears his name. The foundation has a grantmaking capacity of $1.2 billion over a 20-year period, which expires January 8, 2035. This structure is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s desire for the foundation’s impact to be immediate, substantial, measurable, and overseen by those who knew him best. For more information, please visit www.rcwjrf.org.