Allianz Life Supports Programs to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes; Contributes $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations 17 Organizations Supporting Seniors Receive Grants in 2013 Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- November 25, 2013 Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life^®) announced today donations of $275,000 to Twin Cities metro area charitable organizations focused on helping senior citizens remain self-sufficient. Allianz Life supports non-profit organizations that help seniors stay in their homes and enhance their quality of life. One grant recipient, Minnetonka, Minn.-based Senior Community Services, received $25,000 to support programs that promote independent at-home living, greater social involvement and a higher quality of life. These community-based programs offer care coordination for frail elders, reliable and affordable home maintenance, and Medicare and health insurance counseling. In 2012, more than 16,000 seniors utilized Senior Community Services’ programs. The non-profit also operates more senior centers than any other organization in Minnesota. “Allianz Life and our employees are proud to support these non-profit organizations dedicated to the well-being of seniors in our community,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White, a volunteer board member for Senior Community Services. “Beyond financial support, our employees also volunteer for yard work and other activities to help seniors stay in their homes. These activities deepen connections with the older adults in our community and enrich our company by fostering compassion and teamwork.” Seventeen non-profit organizations received grants from Allianz Life ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 as part of the Allianz Life Senior Services Grant Program. Each organization addresses unique needs of seniors. The 2013 Allianz Life Senior Services Grant Program recipients are: *Store To Door ($25,000) – supporting their grocery-delivery program. *Senior Community Services ($25,000) – supporting their Frail Elder Support Services program. *Better Business Bureau Foundation ($20,000) – supporting their Senior Outreach program. *The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation ($20,000) – supporting their Community Services for Aging program. *Minneapolis Institute of Arts ($20,000) – supporting their Discover Your Story program. *Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly ($15,000) – supporting their outreach programs. *Canvas Health ($15,000) – supporting their Service Coordination and Transportation for seniors program. *Catholic Charities ($15,000) – supporting their Aging Services program. *DARTS ($15,000) – supporting their Community Services for Older Adults and Caregivers program. *Keystone Community Services ($15,000) – supporting their Senior Services program. *Friends of the Hennepin County Library ($15,000) – supporting their Deposit Collections and At-Home Services for seniors and people with disabilities. *The Arthritis Foundation ($15,000) – supporting their Better Living for Seniors program. *West 7^th Community Center ($15,000) – supporting their Senior Services program. *Theater Latte Da ($15,000) – supporting the Senior and Family program. *CommonBond Communities ($10,000) – supporting their Senior Advantage Center program. *Tubman ($10,000) – supporting their Senior and Caregiver workshops. *ArtSage ($10,000) – supporting the Arts and Aging Professional Development Initiative. Organizations were chosen by the Allianz Life Community Relations Governance Committee, which directs the grants program and oversees Community Relations policies to ensure charitable practices and procedures are in line with Allianz Life's core values. Organizations must illustrate how their program helps seniors be self-sufficient and enhance their quality of life through community programming. Note to editors: Photograph is available of Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White raking leaves last month with several employees as part of the fall yard clean-up program directed by Senior Community Services. About Allianz Life Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 email@example.com
Allianz Life Supports Programs to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes; Contributes $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations
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