110 Years of Advancing Support for Older Adults and Caregivers
A shrewd businessman with an empathic heart, Benjamin Rose came up with the idea for The Benjamin Rose Institute after meeting a former business associate. According to the story, the man had outlived his resources, and approached Rose for help. Realizing that if this man, who had been well-off in his younger years, needed help, the situation for people aging without wealth must have been even worse. Rose chose to leave his fortune to provide another option for those needing support in later life. In the early years, we provided small monthly stipends to applicants. In an era without Social Security, we filled a gap for older people and their families with assistance that could mean the difference between death and survival.
Throughout our history, we have been responsive to the evolving needs of older people and caregivers, developing and providing innovative programs and services.