Telespond Senior Services receives $5,000 from Scranton Area Foundation

Laura Ducceschi, MA, MBA president & CEO, Scranton Area Foundation, left, accepts a check from Jeffrey Marquardt, executive director, Telespond Senior Services, Inc. - Submitted photo

SCRANTON — Seniors in Northeastern Pennsylvania can learn more about services available to them, thanks to a donation from the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Telespond Senior Services in Scranton received a $5,000 grant from the foundation to fund a communications and marketing campaign aimed at educating potential clients about the services Telespond offers.

As the needs of older adults and their primary caregivers change, Telespond is developing new services and refining those already in place. This campaign is an outreach effort to inform those experiencing these changes about solutions available to them.

Telespond provides life-enriching services to older adults and their families on both a community-wide and individual bases with their adult day services, in-home personal care, and senior companion programs. All Telespond’s services assist the elderly to age in place, reduce isolation, and preemptively identify health care risks resulting in a healthier future.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life for all people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy. The foundation’s purpose is to meet a wide variety of educational, cultural, human service and other charitable needs throughout Lackawanna County. It carries out this purpose through the distribution of income from endowment funds established by donors.

Laura Ducceschi, MA, MBA president & CEO, Scranton Area Foundation, left, accepts a check from Jeffrey Marquardt, executive director, Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_ABJ-Telespond.jpgLaura Ducceschi, MA, MBA president & CEO, Scranton Area Foundation, left, accepts a check from Jeffrey Marquardt, executive director, Telespond Senior Services, Inc. Submitted photo