Leadership Letter

Letter from the President Ι Ann M. Conn

A Commitment to the Community

A commitment to the vulnerable seniors of our community has inspired the McGregor Foundation since our inception. Moreover, seeking innovative ways to help seniors age in place at home for as long as possible has emerged as a central theme in our grantmaking.

Our grantmaking reflects the needs of our community, as well as the need to support innovative ideas to help meet the future needs of older adults. Thus, community-based care in the home has emerged as a priority, particularly, in areas where vulnerable seniors require more assistance with finding resource options other than nursing home care.

A second priority is recruiting and training the workforce that the rapidly increasing number of low-income seniors will require. We strive in our grantmaking to identify and support new pathways for caregivers to secure the training they need to support seniors in the coming years.

A third priority is quality-of-life programming that provides low-income seniors access to non-clinical wellness, cultural and practical resources as wellness is so much more than physical health.

Our contribution, however, to the field of aging is more than just the sum of our grantmaking. It has to do with identifying, enabling and encouraging innovation, as well. That includes supporting new approaches to meet the most significant needs, such as workforce development and housing. Through this strategy, McGregor has emerged as an important partner in the fabric of aging services in Northeast Ohio.