Monday, May 23, 2011

Aging in Place Merged With Gallivant

Aging In Place in Darien has merged with Gallivant. This merger gives older adults in Darien, Connecticut, one place to call when seeking transportation, handyman services, information or referrals to agencies and services that help seniors to stay securely in their homes as they grow older.  Services are open to anyone.

The merger came about from Aging in Place's strategic planning process. I was on the committee and reached out to the Gallivant chair to learn about their process of securing a 501-c-3 charitable organization designation from the IRS. In our discussions it became apparent that seniors' and philanthropists' needs could best be met by a combined organization. Why have two nonprofits serving seniors in the same town?

So through a lot of work and negotiation, we found a way to merge. Read more about it in this news article:
http://www.darientimes.com/news/darien-features/local-news/5000978-aging-in-place-merges-with-dariens-gallivant-service.html

Check out our new website: www.aginginplacegallivant.org. (which I developed for the organization).