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GRATITUDE REPORT: Reducing Anxiety for Residents in Need

May 15, 2019

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As the number of people over the age of 75 multiplies, the likelihood increases that they will outlive their savings. Residents or clients who worked hard throughout their lives may have to cut down on food, medication and other basic needs to survive. Your donations help them find more long-lasting solutions.

Naomi* had been at Cassia’s Open Circle adult day center five days a week for the past five years. When her son moved to Arizona for work, Naomi moved with him—but woke up every day wishing she was at Open Circle.

Naomi returned to Minnesota to live with her daughter and attend Open Circle. Because she stopped using elderly waiver, which paid for adult day services, she had to reapply. Cassia’s Housing and Services Bridge Program allowed Naomi to attend Open Circle until her funding came through.

volunteer-stat.jpgIn the past year, Elim Care’s Benevolence program helped a resident we’ll call Janet* with rent so she could afford basic expenses such as food and supplies. Janet believes God is working through donors who give generously to help older adults stay in communities that provide socialization and care.

Both the Bridge and Benevolence Programs are shining examples of how donors enable us to come together to benefit older adults, whose wisdom, talent and experience adds so much to our lives.

*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of program recipients.
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