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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 $0.00

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.

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 $20.00

A Journey Shared

by Parkinson's Nebraska

Parkinson's Nebraska is committed to helping people at the local level to gain the knowledge and access the services you, your family and your caregivers need. And like most things, the more you know about Parkinson's, the better your journey.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological syndrome that progresses over time. Since it is a movement disorder, it impacts a person's ability to participate in routine tasks such as writing, walking and other activities of daily living. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include rigid muscles, slowness of movement, loss of balance, tremors and soft speech.
More than 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. Though people with Parkinson's disease are typically older, one in every 10 people diagnosed is under the age of 40. The experience of living with Parkinson's disease is different for each person affected, and while medications can help suppress symptoms, none have been shown to slow or stop the disease from progressing. However, remaining active through exercise can greatly increase a person's ability to maintain independence and participate in the things they enjoy. We are committed to helping patients and loved ones cope, and to offer help in maintaining your quality of life.
That is why we work hard every day to connect people with Parkinson's to the resources in their community. The exercise classes, support groups, and education we provide helps improve the lives across the state of Nebraska.
Join us on our journey to spread awareness and provide life enhancing services to Parkinson's patients and their loved ones in Nebraska. Because together, the journey of Parkinson's is A Journey Shared.

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$15,000.00 $50.00

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 $0.00

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 $0.00

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 $0.00

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 $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 $0.00

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 & 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 $25.00

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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$20,000.00 $100.00

Care Coordination

by ElderHelp of San Diego

Seniors in San Diego remain our largest underserved population. While the general population in the County will increase by 38 percent by 2030, those 65 and older will increase by 130 percent - an astonishing figure that needs to be addressed.

As the County deals with inadequate affordable housing, the practical solution is to help seniors remain in their homes as long as possible. ElderHelp is one of the only agencies that meets this need - keeping seniors healthy, safe, and stable in their own homes. Our Care Coordination program services - delivered at no cost to the senior - bring more than comfort to our clients. We actually help them extend their meager incomes by saving them the expense of transportation, minor home modifications and repairs, garden services and pet care.

Of more significance is our proactive health advocacy and monitoring, which improves their well-being and averts or delays the financial hardship of needing a nursing home or long term care.

Many seniors have reached the point in their lives where their physical limitations preclude them from engaging in social and activities. Through Care Coordination, seniors also receive specialized door-through-door transportation designed specifically to meet the challenges they face. And because there are no fees, it is accessible to all seniors who live in our service area.

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$25,000.00 $0.00

Changing the Way People Think about Aging

by San Diego Oasis

San Diego Oasis is important to many people, for so many reasons. Every day, we hear Oasis members asking questions, learning, speaking new languages, creating artwork, laughing, sharing smiles and hugs, getting fit, telling us their stories and making new friends.

Today, we are asking for your support to continue growing our mission so we can reach even more older adults in our community who want to avoid social isolation by continuing to learn, remain active, and stay engaged.

At San Diego Oasis, we strongly believe we are the "new" older adult program, full of vibrant activity, stimulating surroundings, and meeting the needs of people from all walks of life between the ages of 50 and 100.

Growing our program requires investments in staffing, course development and community outreach. Will you please consider a donation to help us grow?

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$10,000.00 $0.00

Charles House Scholarship Fund

by CHARLES HOUSE ASSOCIATION

Families caring for aging loved ones face some of the most difficult challenges--dementia, memory loss, Parkinson's, movement disorders, hearing and vision loss, etc. Charles House is a beacon to these families, providing a specialized program where participant family members can be whole people and caregivers receive much-needed respite. The CHARLES HOUSE SCHOLARSHIP FUND provides access to families from a broad spectrum of socio-economic situations.
With the help of Charles House, many families complete their caregiving journey at home, without a placement to a residential care setting.
Families report their loved ones improve functioning and their stress as caregivers is diminished.

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$5,000.00 $0.00

Community that Care's Program

by Compassionate Home Health Care

Our mission is to provide household essentials (personal care/hygiene and cleaning supplies) and help support personal care services/programming for children, elderly individuals and those with disabilities or special needs through our "A Community That Cares" program. These donations go to those in our community who at the end of the month have to decide between eggs or toilet paper, milk or shampoo, bread or soap, groceries or cleaning supplies.

Part of our "A Community That Cares" program is our annual #HolidayGivingCampaign. Through this campaign - in 2017 - CHHC went from supporting 30 homes (collecting $500-$1,000.00 in items and cash donations) to over 300 homes (about 1000 people) and collected over $17,000.00 in personal care/hygiene and cleaning supply items and cash donations. Our goal in 2018 was to reach 500 homes: we reached 1300 homes (about 4000 people) and collected over $80,000 in items and cash donations. We are now in the 8th year of our #HolidayGivingCampaign and want to continue to expand our reach.
CHHC supports individuals and families in need through its partnerships and friends of the community: ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center), St. Vincent, Leaven, Harbor House, Pillars, veterans, local area schools, WIXX Christmas Wish, and NAHBRS. We're seeking funding to help subsidize the high cost of personal care/hygiene items and cleaning supplies for community members who struggle to purchase basic needs. Our purpose is to help provide individuals with basic necessities as many people we serve have to decide between living in a healthy, clean space and food. One example of this is: providing laundry detergent and shampoo will ensure less parents have to send their children to school in dirty clothes and without a shower.
When you give to Compassionate Home Health Care you're improving lives in our community by:
• Supporting programs run through partner organizations like Harbour House, Pillars and more.
• Providing opportunities for students at local middle schools (student council programs) and High Schools (DECA and NHS programs) to engage in volunteering, and connect with other community members.
• Engaging everyone from business owners and senior citizens to students, in order to build "A Community that Cares". Our ultimate goal is to help these individuals and their families have a cleaner, healthier, and happy start to everyday.

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$5,000.00 $0.00

Day Club - Terrific Tuesdays & Thursdays

by Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County

Our Day Club respite program, Terrific Tuesdays & Thursdays, is an opportunity for caregivers to find balance. The program is designed to meet the needs of both the person with dementia and their caregiver. It is offered weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. A light breakfast and lunch are served, and the members are able to reminisce and socialize while participating in non-aerobic exercise and enjoying creative, purposeful activities that offer sensory stimulation. Caregivers are able to drop off their loved ones with our trained staff and volunteers and know that they are being taken care of in a safe environment. We do not charge a fee for Day Club but have a suggested donation of $40 a week. This amount does not cover the program costs, but it helps offset any associated costs. We typically host 25 members a week with 8-10 paying the suggested donation. http://www.alzalliance.org/how-we-help/need-break/terrific-tuesdays/

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$5,000.00 $0.00