It’s not too late to celebrate Older Americans Month. My guest is Jenny Hubbard, of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
How pet ownership has been shown to drastically reduce loneliness and related health complications among older adults.
How you can help the many older adults who face financial and physical barriers that prevent them from keeping and caring for a pet through the Hubbard Foundation’s Senior Paw Project, which provides critically needed pet food, veterinary care assistance, and foster/respite care to senior pet owners struggling to keep or care for their animals. Thanks to this program, they’ve supported over three hundred pets of older adults, provided 325,000 pet food meals, and helped foster over 20 animals!
What you can do to protect your senior pets from harm if you cannot care for them.
How you can create a nonprofit association to honor a cause, loved one, or your passionate life goal.
More about The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
The Foundation was started in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and enduring animal lover. In 2014, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation was awarded over 34 acres of Connecticut state farmland by a unanimous vote from the Connecticut State House of Representatives and Senate, which would become home to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary.
Since its inception, the organization has raised over $6.5 million in funding, including grants from the ASPCA, private sector partners, and thousands of individuals, to support its breadth of programming, including a pollinator protection initiative providing critical shelter, sustenance, and migration space for essential pollinators of the ecosystem, free community workshops around animal care and environmental protection, aid for seniors to keep and care for their pets and much more.