CASHA member receives $495K for nonprofit Create Circles
- College of Health and Human Services News
- Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
Harsh Moolani, a 2016 WKU Gatton Academy graduate and member of the WKU Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging (CASHA), along with his nonprofit Create Circles, received $495K in Civil Money Penalty funds from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to advance its mission of combatting loneliness and social isolation among older adults in long-term care facilities. With this funding, the Create Circles team will expand their innovative volunteer program, which aims to craft a sense of purpose among older adults, across nursing homes in Kentucky. Create Circles pairs older adults at home, in retirement communities, and long-term care with trained student volunteers.
Dr. Jason Crandall, Co-founder of CASHA, said, “WKU and CASHA are excited to see the impactful work being done by a former student and current CASHA member. Create Circles is truly making a difference in the lives of older adults across Kentucky.”
About CASHA: The WKU College of Health and Human Services launched the Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging (CASHA) in 2018. The center identifies, develops, and mobilizes social and health innovations in applied research by enhancing well-being, performance, and functioning in the aging community. For more information about CASHA, visit www.wku.edu/casha
If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, please visit www.createcircles.org.