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The Intergenerational Center at Temple University-College of Education, at 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave. in Philadelphia, PA, has received a $25,000 grant from the Oscar H. and E. Ida Iucker Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its Time Out Program. Announcement of the grant was made by Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Patience Lehrman, executive director of the Intergenerational Center, said the funds would be used to expand the Time Out Program, reaching more caregivers working to support their family members and more college students interested in serving their community. "The Intergenerational Center will collaborate with the Penn Memory Center to serve the frail and elderly enrolled in our "Time Out" program. By engaging college students and matching them with these families to provide respite support, we seek to mitigate isolation and preserve this vulnerable population's dignity, independence, and overall quality of life," said Lehrman.

About the Intergenerational Center at Temple University (Temple IGC)

Founded in 1979, the award-winning Intergenerational Center, located within the College of Education of Temple University, strengthens communities by bringing generations together to address critical concerns and create opportunities for lifelong civic engagement. The Center's Caregiver Support programs provides services for families with special needs, children/youth who might be considered at-risk and elders whose health is frail. For more details, please contact Dr. Patience Lehrman (215-204-0266, patience@temple.edu) or JT Kendall (215-204-5544, jt.kendall@temple.edu).

About The Philadelphia Foundation

Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.