Normally Senior Centers are buzzing with visitors, volunteers and activities. However, when COVID-19 became a threat, things changed dramatically. No visitors or volunteers were allowed and all group activities were cancelled. Many of the elderly residents struggled with anxiety and depression. When Oak Crest Senior Care asked the Dyersville Area Community Foundation for help, they responded. The Foundation granted Oak Crest $1,800.00 to purchase iPads, books, games, puzzles and paint sets to help alleviate stress and occupy the resident's time.
This story—along with the countless others like it—demonstrates the importance of the Dyersville Area Community Foundation. Like all community foundations, we are uniquely situated to improve our region through supporting innovative solutions and creating powerful partnerships.