Santa Monica-based senior service provider WISE & Healthy Aging has received a $50,000 project continuation grant from social services nonprofit Archstone Foundation, said WISE President and CEO Grace Cheng Braun.

The funds will be used to maintain and improve the outreach capabilities of WISE Connections, a membership-based virtual community that has served as a cornerstone of WISE & Healthy Aging since its 2011 inception.

The project, which caters to more than 150 adults living on the Westside, connects individuals aged 50 and older with a “village” network of community support.

“The whole notion is supporting seniors to be able to live in their homes as long as possible,” said Cheng Braun, who noted that program services include “help[ing] with errands, dropping people off at the airport or watching their home while they’re gone.”

To become a member of WISE Connections or to get more information about program services, visit

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