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Mark Polarek, executive director, Legacy Endowment, presents a check to Dotty Metcalf, executive director, Foundation for Senior Care, from the Elisabeth Wilson Endowment to provide Life Alert buttons for 25 seniors.
Mark Polarek, executive director, Legacy Endowment, presents a check to Dotty Metcalf, executive director, Foundation for Senior Care, from the Elisab...

Donation of Life Alert buttons will help low income seniors


Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Issue 52, Volume 17.


FALLBROOK – Twenty-five low income Fallbrook seniors will benefit from a recent grant from Legacy Endowment Community Foundation to the Foundation for Senior Care.

"Thanks to $6,000 from our community foundation, we will be able to supply 25 low income seniors with Life Alert buttons for one year," said Dotty Metcalf, executive director of the Foundation for Senior Care. Legacy was able to fund the program through a grant from the Elisabeth Wilson Endowment, designated to benefit programs for senior citizens and disabled individuals in San Diego’s North County.

The Foundation’s Senior Care Advocacy program assists in connecting the elderly and disabled with resources already available in the community.

Advocates help in many ways – from assisting with the Medi-Cal application process in order to help with in-home support services, to working with families who are out of state and in need of a support system for parents living Advertisement
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in Fallbrook, to working side-by-side with county social workers and doctors in order to provide special support and service to the senior abusing alcohol or over-the-counter medications.

Advocates also can tap into a program offered through California Public Utilities, which can provide free telephones to seniors who have problems hearing and seeing the numbers on a regular telephone.

With the aid of a Senior Care Advocate and local resources, seniors are encouraged to manage their health issues, maximize their independence and enjoy an enriched quality of life.

Everyone can be a philanthropist through Legacy Endowment Community Foundation, a non-profit public charity established in 1994 to serve donors, award grants and provide leadership to improve the quality of life in North County. Interested donors, grantees, or volunteers may call Mark Polarek at Legacy Endowment at (760) 728-3304.

For more information on the Foundation for Senior Care, call Dotty Metcalf at (760) 723-7570.


 

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