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While the past year has been difficult for everyone, one group has been especially impacted by the pandemic due to their health risk: senior citizens.

“Since the pandemic began, many seniors have not left their home in twelve months. That takes a toll on mental health,” says Laura Kopp, president/CEO of CASI, the Quad Cities Center for Active Seniors in Davenport. “The majority of what we do here is based on providing socialization. That fellowship, connection and opportunity to connect with others adds purpose...

Grants provide resources for education, income and health support to residents Nearly a year into the pandemic, United Way Quad Cities awarded $109,538 to 11 local nonprofits helping to meet residents’ emerging and evolving needs related to their education, income and health.   The third distribution of United Way’s COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund grants provides resources for families to receive mental health support, women to find stable employment after a COVID-related layoff, and students and at-risk youth to...

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