Owensboro native’s nonprofit awarded nearly 500k grant from state of Kentucky

August 28, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated August 27, 2022 | 5:48 pm

Harsh Moolani | Photo provided

Create Circles, a nonprofit focused on addressing older adult loneliness, was recently awarded a $495,000 grant. President Harsh Moolani, who is an Owensboro native and Daviess County High School alum, said receiving the grant was an “unbelievable moment.”

“I hoped we would get a large grant like this one day, but the reality of it happening was still incredible,” he said.

The grant came from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in the Office of Inspector General of Kentucky and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services

Moolani said the funds will be used to help execute their volunteer program with more than 500 residents in 25 different nursing homes across Kentucky.

“With the funds, we will hire more staff, more equipment, and build out resources to how help reduce older adult loneliness,” he said.

Create Circles volunteers engage in two to three virtual calls per week with older adults all across the United States. These calls are not only to provide companionship, but also to help create a sense of purpose through goal-driven, collaborative projects.

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August 28, 2022 | 12:07 am

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