David and Lura Lovell Foundation
August 2019

Senior Pride Gets Landmark Grant to Support End of Life Care Planning

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, a family foundation based in Tucson founded in 1994, has approved a major grant of $25,000 to Senior Pride to join an initiative for end of life planning. Senior Pride is the only LGBTQ+ community organization to become a member of the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership.

End of life concerns like living wills, health care powers of attorney and how to honor life after death are best planned for in advance. Good planning will allow day to day living with confidence and relief. Good planning will let families and friends know wishes, expectations, and how best to preserve individual dignity and respect.

The largest grant we have received to date, this funding will support the Senior Pride End of Life Planning Program, a Health and Well-Being Program. We will hire one part time coordinator and engage trained volunteers who will hold “Honoring a Life” Workshops. These workshops will give participants an opportunity to share reflections, ask questions and receive up to date materials and tools to accomplish critical goals for end of life plans. They will be offered for all ages and be free of charge.

Thank you Christina Rossetti, consultant, and John Amoroso, Executive Director of the Lovell Foundation for the invitation to submit a grant application for your consideration!