The Investors Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a charitable grant of $5,000 to the Senior Citizens Council of Union County, New Jersey, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans living in the region.

The Council offers a variety of services that include medical and dental referral services; residential maintenance; and sponsored day trips, health fairs, and educational events. A newly expanded program is the Computer Connection for Seniors, a classroom-based training series designed to help senior citizens become more computer literate. The grant funds will be put toward costs associated with the program, such as equipment and instructor fees.

"Helping seniors become more comfortable with computer technology will make their lives easier in numerous areas," said Richard E. Stone, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council. "For example, it can improve the way they communicate with family and friends. By making information easily accessible, it can also provide seniors with faster answers to questions on social security and health care."

"The generosity of the Investors Savings Bank Foundation will enable us to continue the pursuit of a grassroots mission that began in 1971," said Ellen Steinberg, Esq., the Council's chair. "We are profoundly grateful for their support."

"The Investors Savings Bank Foundation is committed to the enrichment of the communities the bank serves," said Kevin Cummings, president and CEO of Investors Savings Bank. "We applaud the Senior Citizen's Council's efforts to use technology to improve the lives of seniors in Union County."