$5,000 from MutualOne to help elderly ‘age in place’

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Homeowner Options for Mass Elders (H.O.M.E.), a non-profit organization that protects the equity of low- and moderate-income citizens so they can ‘age in place.’

“The elderly poverty rate in Massachusetts is great, with many seniors struggling to meet their basic living expenses,” said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, and a member of the Charitable Foundation board. “We are pleased to support H.O.M.E. in their efforts to help this population resolve the serious and growing threats to maintaining tenure in their homes.”

The Foundation has made a similar grant to H.O.M.E. each year since 2009, bringing its total contribution to $20,000 since that time.