HOW WE’RE ADAPTING TO HELP OUR PARTICIPANTS, AND HOW A DONATION STARTING AT $11.00 CAN GO A LONG WAY
Seemingly overnight, we have all stepped into a new reality. We try to keep ourselves and our families safe, work from home (if we’re lucky), and try to maintain some semblance of a normal household. We’ve started to feel thankful for small victories, like tracking down hand sanitizer or toilet paper at the grocery store.
Many of our CenterLight participants, however, aren’t as lucky. They fall into the most at-risk category for COVID-19. They are older, low-income and may live under conditions and circumstances that compromise their immune systems. Perhaps saddest of all, many of them live alone. In normal times, our Centers provide a daily opportunity to socialize, to get a fresh meal, and to receive medical care. But these are far from normal times.
CenterLight Health System and Friends of CenterLight have quickly adapted to a new normal that includes providing home food deliveries, daily phone calls, and virtual recreation activities for our participants to enjoy on Facebook Live. These activities include live music performances, art classes, stretching and exercise, Bingo and support groups for caregivers.
With this in mind, we’re asking our Friends and Partners to help us help those entrusted to our care.
MEALS AND SUPPLIES
ONE MEAL FOR A PARTICIPANT | $11.00
Pays for a pantry-building supplement for a food insecure participant. Items will vary week to week and may include shelf-stable food items, fruits or vegetables, cleaning products and paper goods.
ONE WEEK WORTH OF MEALS FOR A PARTICIPANT | $55.00
Pays for one week’s worth of meals and supplies for one participant.
ONE WEEK WORTH OF MEALS FOR 5 PARTICIPANTS | $275.00
Pays for one week of meals and supplies for 5 participants.
VIRTUAL RECREATION ACTIVITIES VIA FACEBOOK LIVE | $60.00
Pays for a one-hour of:
- Music Therapy
- Art Class
- Online Seminars (topics include coping with isolation and dementia-related illnesses)
- Exercise and Stretching$300.00 | Pays for a full week of Enriching and Engaging Activities
Technology can help participants endure social distancing. Enable our participants to ease their sense of isolation and loneliness by bringing technology into their homes. (Many of our participants do not own smart phones or tablets to stay in touch with family members or to participate in online activities or to make use of telehealth technology.)
$385.00 | Pays for one tablet for a participant with six months of WiFi
$770.00 | Pays for two tablets for two participants with six months of WiFi
Any gift, no matter the size, helps our participants lead more comfortable lives while staying in their homes during the coronavirus outbreak.
*Friends of CenterLight is the d/b/a of Beth Abraham-CNR Foundation and is a not-for-profit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.