Trumbull resident Kathleen Bordelon, executive director of Stamford-based SilverSource, helped raise over $88,000 for the Ride to Wellness and Housing Stability Fund for Older Adults at the 16th Annual SilverSource Golf Tournament Monday, May 23.

The tournament, which was held at Rockrimmon Country Club, saw 138 golfers enjoy a great day filled with a pre-tournament brunch, golfing on a Robert Trent Jones course, a dinner banquet and an exciting awards ceremony and auction, led by Alan Kalter, David Letterman’s Late Show announcer.

The housing stability fund prevents evictions and homelessness among area residents ages 60 and above and the rides program provides older adults with safe and reliable transportation to their medical appointments.
“There is a real energy to this year’s event,” said Karen Kelly, SilverSource’s Board Chair. “It’s been a big year for SilverSource, and it is exciting to see that the organization’s renewed energy is translating to increased interest by the community. Not only are we raising funds today, we’re also increasing awareness of SilverSource and all it does for older adults in need of our help.”

Undeniably, there is a need. Last year SilverSource saved 130 financially vulnerable older adults from homelessness. The organization, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, provides financial assistance to help people remain in their homes, or locates safe, affordable places for them to live. With projections that Fairfield County’s 60+ population living in poverty will nearly double in the next 15 years, funds are needed now more than ever.

SilverSource, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, was founded in 1908. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information, financial support, and other services that positively improve the quality of life for people over age 60 while serving as a resource center and referral source for older adults and their families. SilverSource, Inc., is a 501(c) 3, is located at 2009 Summer Street in Stamford, CT 06905. For more information visitwww.silversource.org or call 203.324.6584.