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Nutrition for Seniors

by HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County

Every day people are going without the proper nutrition needed in order to maintain happy, healthy lives. At HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County, it's part of our mission to help provide hot, well-balanced meals to seniors, age 60+, in our community who are food insecure and/or lacking in nutrition. This is a widespread need affecting many more seniors than people may realize. Therefore we implore everyone to take an interest in our older population and help us, help them!

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$5,000.00 $275.00

"Get Me to Monday" Senior Emergency Food Program

by Elder Care Services

Get Me To Monday is an emergency food program for seniors citizens that may find them at the end of the month without enough money for food or prescriptions. Being on a tight, fixed income can be extremely difficult, especially for our vulnerable population. When there is a call for need, Elder Care Services is there with a "bag of hope" that not only provides 2-3 days of easy to open and prepare non- perishable food, but also with paper goods and resources and information. Not only that, a senior can have the option of a care coordination home visit so that assistance can be provided such as money management, an in-home helper and transportation assistance to places such as local food pantries and the grocery store. The goal is not only treat the symptom, but to hopefully create solutions for long term success.

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$5,000.00 $1,625.00

10 years of community health service learning

by Lori's Hands, Inc.

This year, Lori's Hands celebrates 10 years of engaging undergraduate students in meaningful service learning to support individuals living with chronic illness. When you donate $11, you will help carry on the legacy of:

10 years of lasting relationships formed across generations.

10 years of learning that has transformed future health care leaders' perspectives on aging, community health, and the importance of connection.

10 years of assistance with day to day tasks that have made it possible for community members to live independently.

10 years of carrying on the legacy of one woman who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Lori's Hands' work in the community and prepare us to head into the next decade stronger than ever.

Your gift of $11 will help us expand and strengthen our work in year 11, and the many years to follow.

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$5,000.00 $2,145.00

A 2019 Holiday Wish for Vulnerable Seniors

by Vintage House

With Winter around the corner, and with many older adults in our community struggling to meet their basic needs such as access to transportation, affordable housing, paying their heating bill, and the rising costs for necessities such as food and healthcare, Vintage House is seeking your support for its Vital Services Program Fund.

With more than 10,000 seniors age 65+ living in Sonoma Valley, and with a growing number of them living on social security, food stamps, and other government assistance programs, there is a real need for us as a community to step up to better support our elders.

Vintage House is designing new programs, developing new partnerships, and expanding services to address the most prevalent needs of vulnerable seniors in the Valley, but we simply can't do it alone. With your support we will:

-- expand our outreach and partnership with local employers that have part-time positions available and who are interested in employing local seniors. Through JobConnect, Vintage House is screening interested candidates for open positions and connecting qualified individuals with local businesses. JobConnect helps seniors, employers, and our entire community.

-- assist seniors in need of housing. Vintage House is teaming up with SHARE Sonoma County to address the critical need for affordable housing for seniors in the Valley. Many seniors are being pushed out of their homes due to rising rents, and others who may own homes can no longer afford to meet the ongoing costs of maintaining them. Working together through HousingConnect, Vintage House will screen seniors interested in co-housing and refer eligible individuals to SHARE, who will create co-housing matches for seniors in Sonoma Valley. This solution provides a steady income for homeowners, making it possible for them to afford to stay in their homes, while also providing below-market-rate rent in a co-housing environment for seniors who are at risk of having to move out of the Valley. Again, this is a win-win solution for seniors and our community!

--Increase our free transportation program, myRide, which supports seniors who no longer drive, helping them to stay active and engaged in the community by providing free rides to qualifying individuals. With your help we will expand service to offer rides at night and on weekends through a ride voucher program in partnership with local taxi services. In 2019, we expect to provide 5,000 rides!

"Without myRide I would be stuck at home alone and become isolated and depressed. I get by on social security and food stamps and I honestly don't know what I would do without myRide. When I think about what myRide means to me, all I can think is grateful, grateful, grateful!" Lynette P., myRide Rider



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$10,000.00 $6,655.00

A Bright Holiday for Every Elder

by Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter

Sharing a special meal with loved ones, surrounded by conversation and laughter. Making warm memories of celebration together with family and friends. For Chicago's isolated and lonely elders, this only seems possible on TV - especially at the holidays.

Make Spirits Bright! You can remind each elder they're loved and included on a special day. With the help of generous donors like you and a network of dedicated volunteers, no elder feels alone or forgotten at the holidays - a time when loneliness can be painfully amplified.

"Before joining Little Brothers, I'd just sit here and look out the window on Christmas Day," shared LBFE elder Georgia, 88.
That's why Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly throws three big family-style celebrations on Christmas Day. Volunteers pick up our elders from home, bringing them to one of three citywide parties to celebrate together with hundreds of friends. We share conversation and laughter over a sparkling cider toast and holiday dinner, and there's lots of dancing to live music. Our elders feel like they're celebrating with family - their Little Brothers family.

"Little Brothers' celebrations remind me of my mother's dinners. She had a long table and there'd be so many people in the house. She'd bring out her fine china and set the table and everyone would get around it. Little Brothers' celebrations bring back those memories," said Georgia fondly.

Our homebound elders and those living in nursing homes also receive a special visit and delivery of holiday goodies on Christmas morning. Volunteers bring a small houseplant, a slice of cake, sparkling cider to share a toast, as well as a holiday meal to our homebound elders. What makes the day feel truly special, though, is the visit from a friend who cares.

Thank you for joining us to Make Spirits Bright! You're ensuring no elder feels alone or forgotten at a time meant for togetherness.

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$8,000.00 $1,865.00

Adult Day NWA Remodel

by Adult Day NWA, formerly Village House Adult Day Program

supplies needed to complete our remodel in our new location. A relocation was needed in order to provide care in a more central location. these funds will help to purchase the supplies needed to do this. Adult Day NWA provides respite care for caregivers along with a fully engaged program for its participants.

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$20,000.00 $845.00

Aging in Place: Keeping Seniors at Home

by Senior Community Services

Senior Community Services HOME program empowers older adults to stay in their home and community that they've grown with, because these are places that allow them to continue to live healthy, connected, vibrant lives. All they need is a little help.

Most seniors live alone in a single-family home that they own, and want to remain in their home and community. While it may be more affordable for most older adults to remain in their home, upkeep of that home becomes increasingly financially draining as homeowners age and require assistance. The Center for Housing Policy found that low-income older adults often spend 50% or more of their limited income on home maintenance.

Last year, we helped over 1,300 older adults realize their dream of remaining in their homes and communities by alleviating their most common barrier: financial burden. Without this stress, older adults can focus on living a robust life. Additionally, our dedicated workers and community volunteers interact personally with those we serve and help to alleviate the isolation that many older adults face, contributing to physical and emotional wellbeing.

We know that there are very real emotional, social and health benefits for an older adult that ages in place. But keeping seniors at home and out of segregated senior housing is also the smart move financially for all of us.

Most private health insurance doesn't cover the long-term care of assisted living or nursing homes, meaning seniors often have to pay out of pocket. With limited or no income, many older adults then quickly have to rely on federal programs such as Medicaid to afford those services. These programs are paid for with taxpayer dollars.

Senior Community Services empowers low-income older adults to remain living independently by providing them with high-quality chore and maintenance services that allow them to age in place. Services such as housekeeping, snow shoveling and winter weatherization, grass cutting and leaf raking, plumbing and electrical repairs, and home safety improvements are absolutely essential for keeping an older adult safe and happy at home.

Older adults are an integral social and cultural component of the communities in which they live, and we all benefit when we work together to keep older Minnesotans in their homes. With your generous help, it costs Senior Community Services just $600 a year to keep an older adult in their own home and community, and out of segregated senior housing. We all age.

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$5,000.00 $10,590.00

Aging Services

by Aging Services, Inc.

Aging Services is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older adults remain in their home for as long as possible. Aging Services offers a continuum of services including, but not limited to, home repairs and modifications, respite services, case management, adult day services, transportation and volunteer services. Aging Services is also dedicated to helping older adults remain active and healthy throughout their retirement.

Witwer Healthy Aging provides over 1,200 programs per year at 11 different sites throughout Linn County. Programs include health & fitness classes like Tai-Chi and Matter of Balance, social events and activities, nutritional education and additional evidence-based courses. Aging Services Witwer Healthy Aging is excited to continue our efforts to keep older adults engaged in the community. Help us provide vital programs while moving ahead to create new opportunity by donating to Aging Services today!

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$20,000.00 $7,310.00

Alzheimer's and dementia

by The Lutheran Home Association

TLHA is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and engaging environment designed to meet the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Along with providing care for seniors with memory loss at facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we host various events across all of our campuses. These events include:

1. Memory Café events: a social gathering for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Program content varies based on guests' interests, needs, and concerns.
2. Annual Memory Walk: a walk is designed to engage and educate community members on Alzheimer's and memory loss. Individuals are invited to walk in honor or memory of someone with memory loss.
3. "It's Alzheimer's-It's Time for Extraordinary Love" presentations: a presentation reviewing a booklet written by Pastor Curt Seefeldt offering people who are affected by Alzheimer's disease a starting point for understanding and adjusting to its challenging realities. It's written in everyday language to help people understand how the disease progresses, how family and friends can prepare to provide quality care, and how to approach the necessary legal and financial adjustments.

The impact of TLHA providing care and outreach opportunities includes providing resources to family members and loved ones who may be the primary caregiver for an individual with memory loss, educating community members on memory loss and caring for individuals with memory loss at one of our seven care communities. We offer person-focused care by team members who easily adapt to each resident's unique patterns; a private and safe courtyard to enjoy time outdoors; and carefully planned activities and tasks to add structure and purpose to daily routines.

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$5,000.00 $320.00

Attacking Cancer From Every Angle

by American Cancer Society, Inc.

We seek donations to provide cancer screenings to seniors that are under-insured/not insured. The choices you make about diet, exercise, and other habits can affect your overall health as well as your risk for developing cancer and other serious diseases. It's also important to follow recommendations for cancer screening tests. Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms. Screening gives you the best chance of finding cancer as early as possible - while it's small and before it has spread. The American Cancer Society has information on healthy lifestyle choices that can help lower your cancer risk, and cancer screening test recommendations for those ages 65 and older.

Please give what you can today!

Find all aged cancer screening guidelines here -https://www.cancer.org/healthy/find-cancer-early/cancer-screening-guidelines/screening-recommendations-by-age.html

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$5,000.00 $135.00

Bahamas Relief Effort

by Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care offers our thoughts and prayers for the Bahamas following the recent destruction brought by Hurricane Dorian. We remained committed to hosting the 2020 Growth Summit in Nassau, Bahamas, and contributing to the economy. As a network, If individuals wish to donate to seniors in need on the islands impacted, please do so through this portal.

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$10,000.00 $0.00

Bill Read Emergency Assistance Fund Fund

by Houston Area Parkinson Society

In ensuring that no individual with PD faces the diagnosis alone, Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS) is able to offer emergency financial assistance to cover a wide variety of needs related to the PD diagnosis. HAPS is able to fund respite care, prescriptions, physician co-pays and help make sure other needs are met to reduce the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson's diagnosis.

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$5,000.00 $1,415.00

Blair Senior Services Home Delivered Meals

by Blair Senior Services, Inc.

There are family members, neighbors and friends in our community with limited resources who need your help. As we age, things that we take for granted such as bathing, a hot meal and transportation, become a real challenge. Unfortunately, government funding is not sufficient to meet the needs that exist in our community. The Home Delivered Meals Program is one of the most basic ways that Blair Senior Services, Inc. can accomplish its mission of meeting the nutritional needs and improving and maintaining the health and well-being of older individuals in our community. Over the last year, the Agency has served some 10,000 consumers. Of those consumers, 7,000 are older individuals, the majority of which have incomes near or below the poverty level. We're asking for your help as our Agency strives to continue to our county's older residents.

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$5,000.00 $0.00

Bring Nourishment and Connection to Homebound Seniors in 2019

by Store to Door

2018 was the busiest year in Store to Door's 29 year history. We served 682 homebound clients through 11,569 grocery deliveries and friendly visits, thanks to the time and talents of over 1,500 volunteers.

But we know there are many more seniors within our community who do not know how they will access their next meal or when they will receive their next visitor. This is why we are challenging ourselves to expand by 15% this year, while maintaining the same quality of service our current clients expect and deserve.

But we CANNOT do this alone. With YOUR help, we will serve 706 clients through 11,930 deliveries in 2019.

Money raised from this campaign will cover program supplies supplies and hardware we need to grow to meet the demand for services. Every bit helps!

- $5 purchases a new tote used to transport and deliver individual grocery orders.
- $15 reimburses new volunteers for their weekly mileage expenses.
- $40 underwrites one food box delivery, a free program for our highest-need clients.
- $100 purchases a heavy-duty portable cart used by volunteers to transport multiple orders out to clients.
- $200 keeps our employees healthy by providing them with standing desk converters.
- $500 funds a new call station for our volunteers, including a phone, headset and other needed hardware and supplies.
- $1,000 covers the cost of replacing out-of-date computer equipment used by our volunteer order-takers.

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$2,500.00 $1,050.00

Building Renovation Campaign

by Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation

Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation needs your help to raise funds to restore our forty-five year old building into a state of the art gathering place that our community will be proud of, for serving seniors, veterans, and disabled adults.Our Purpose and mission is "Enriching the Lives of Aging Adults". We offer programs and services that enhance the quality of life of the aging population. The Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation was established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in 1984. Starting out with just the Meals on Wheels home delivery program, the organization quickly expanded to include our current Senior Wellness Program, which along with the core Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program, includes Fitness, Education, and Socialization. We also have a Minor Home Repair Program available to low-income qualifying seniors that reside in New Braunfels, and we operate a Thrift Store that brings in income from donated items. One of our greatest challenges is keeping pace with the growth of our community and the influx of seniors. It is vital that our services change according to the needs of the community.

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$10,000.00 $5,410.00

Cancer Survivorship 101

by A Time To Heal Cancer Foundation

For patients with any type of cancer and their caregivers, A Time To Heal's signature course, Survivorship 101, provides support, education, skills and strategies so survivors and their caregivers can create their best lives after cancer diagnosis and treatment. Based with over 10 years of research, a series of free weekly classes focus on a variety of topics and relaxation techniques, while offering interaction with other cancer survivors and caregivers. Since the beginning of our program, the majority of the participants are over the age of 65 years old. Results show Survivorship 101 increases hope, resilience, quality of life and happiness, while decreasing depression and anxiety in both older and younger participants. Cancer impacts all people no matter the age, race, income levels and gender, however incidence of a cancer diagnosis increases with age and older adults are living longer due to medical advances and screening, hence increasing the number of cancer survivors around the world. Caregivers and loved ones are also impacted by the disease and life is forever changed after a cancer diagnosis. Like someone undergoing cardiac rehab after a heart attack, a cancer patient also deserves help in recovering from cancer, too. Due to the high cost of treatment and follow up care, many cancer survivors do not have the financial resources to take care of themselves. Survivorship 101 is offered free of charge and facilitated by licensed medical and mental health professionals with no cost to the survivor and their caregivers. Participants complete a survey during Class #1, Class #12 and 6-months of class completion to measure outcomes. ATTH partners with the Department of Social Work at UNO to provide the data entry and reporting of the data and the research. Survivorship 101 is currently offered throughout the state of Nebraska and has trained facilitators in South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Northern California.

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$5,000.00 $7,800.00