Allianz Life Supports Programs to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes; Contributes $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations

  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
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com
 
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