News for Northeast Florida Seniors

A Furnished Home

Ms. Della moved to Jacksonville from Atlanta, GA after her senior living facility became infested with bed bugs and other insects. Because of this she had to throw away all of her furniture when she moved.

Although Ms. Della found an apartment in Jacksonville, the rent was half of her Social Security income which was her only monthly income. The only furniture she had was a reclining chair. She used plastic crates to hold her clothing and to create end tables for her apartment.

Ms. Della was sleeping on an air mattress until it broke leaving her with only the reclining chair to sleep in. Sleeping in the recliner began to adversely affect Ms. Della’s health and she reached out to ElderSource for help. The ElderSource Senior to Senior Program helped  Ms. Della purchase a sofa, end tables, a bed and dresser for her apartment. Now her newly furnished apartment is comfortable and complete.

“When I open my eyes I see a miracle in my apartment,” she said. Ms. Della was overwhelmed with joy from her experience and was grateful for the kindness of ElderSource. “I’m grateful for an organization like ElderSource that’s in the community and able to help older adults when they have hard times.”

The Senior to Senior program was established in 2009 by J.Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver to help seniors in an unexpected financial crisis.  For more information on this program you can call our Helpline M-F 8am to 5pm  1-888-242-4464.

 

Tis’ the Season of Giving!

Giving season is officially in the air. Did you know there are several ways you can contribute donations to our agency? Listed below are a few unique ways you can give back to ElderSource this season with just the click of a button. It’s that simple!

Amazon Smile

As you shop this holiday season, keep Amazon Smile and ElderSource in mind. When you shop with Amazon Smile, a percent of your purchase will be donated to ElderSource. ( We are listed as Friend of ElderSource). Click here to find out how you can shop and donate. 

 

 

Cards for Causes

Purchase customized holiday cards for your friends and loved ones from Cards for Causes. From your purchase, ElderSource will receive a 20% donation. Click here to order your cards now in time for Thanksgiving and the Holidays!  

GivingTuesday – November 27, 2018

We hope your calendars are marked for GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018. GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Donate to ElderSource on GivingTuesday to help support our mission to serve more seniors and caregivers in the community. With your help, we will be able to reach more seniors in need of our resources and services. Having the right tools and information, makes a big difference in helping a senior to maintain their dignity and independence.

Click here to learn more about GivingTuesday

 

 

 

And the Winner Is…..

ElderSource is sending a grand congratulations to all of our 2018 Luminary Award Winners from our annual A Night with the Stars event hosted, Monday October 29 at The Alhambra Theatre. We appreciate everyone who took the time out to nominate these individuals and recognize them for all their hard work in the community as they make a difference in the lives of seniors every day.

Betty Pender – Activities Director, Taylor Care Center

Martina Williams- Currie – Director of Clinical Services, Consulate Healthcare of Jacksonville

Mark Pullen – Physical Therapy Assistant, Brooks University Crossing

Katie Hasse – Occupational Therapy, Brooks University Crossing

Retha Hobdy – Unit Clerk,  Brooks University Crossing

Allen Thomas – Housekeeping, Brooks University Crossing

Vickie Sutton – Registered Nurse and Case Manager,

Anette Samuels-Brown – Certified Nursing Assistant, Haven Hospice

Brian Swanner – Service Coordinator, Cathedral Residences

Cheryl Smith – Activities Director, Pine Castle

Sue Massari – Volunteer, Haven Hospice

Debra Dombkowski -Director, Adult Day HealthCare, Nassau County Council on Aging

Ruthie Cody – Certified Nursing Assistant, Cypress Village

John Clark – Maintenance, Hurley Apartments Senior Community

Joanne Craft – Dispatcher/Scheduler, Beaches -Dial-a-Ride, Beaches Council on Aging

Diana Mortimer – Volunteer, Hurley Apartments Senior Community

Aggie Horvath – Silver Sneakers Instructor, Williams YMCA

Megan Wall –  Managing Attorney, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Sherri Cheshire – Senior Program Manager, Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center

Melody Perry – Executive Director, Focused Care, LLC

Lisa Wilkinson – Rowand – Private Duty Nurse, Private in-home care

Velita Jones – Caregiver, Home Instead Senior Care

Kimberly Johnson – Licensed Practical Nurse, Brooks Rehab Green House Memory Care

Josephine Mercado – Aide, Ingleside Retirement Home

Greg Trace – Owner, Silver Rehab 

Rebecca Berg – Elder Law Attorney, Berg Bryant Elder Law Group

 

The Parade of Stars is Coming… 2018 A Night with the Stars

Our annual event, A Night with the Stars is less than a week away and we can’t wait! Have you bought your tickets to join us?!

Date: Monday, October 29

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Where: The Alhambra Dinner Theatre ( 12000 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246)

Tickets: Now on sale at 904tix.com. Individual tickets start at $75 which includes dinner. Reserved tables and seating are available. Ticket sales will end on Sunday, October 28 so buy your tickets NOW!  Click here to buy your ticket

Luminary Nominees

ElderSource is proud to honor over 40 Luminary Nominees for their dedication and service to seniors in the community. Luminary nominees will be highlighted during a Parade of Stars on stage during the event. Luminary winners will be announced live during the event as well.  These individuals have shown that they are willing to go above and beyond to provide quality service to the people they serve, while also having a positive impact on their peers.  For the full listing of nominees click here.

The 2018 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award Honorees

This year’s Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award goes to Senator Aaron Bean and Representative Travis Cummings for their combined efforts in raising $1.6 million to support home delivered meals to seniors in the Northeast Florida area. We are thankful for their kindness and support in serving seniors.

Tickets can be purchased now at 904tix until Sunday, October 28. Buy your tickets now and don’t miss out on the evening of celebration.

Click here to buy your ticket!

Luminary Nominations Deadline Extended -Friday August 31st

It’s not too late!

We’re excited to announce, we’re still accepting Luminary nominations! The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 31st. Our team looks forward to reading the exciting things being said about the caregivers who serve our seniors in the community.

Our hope is that the extension gives you more time to seek out and nominate individuals who truly deserve to be recognized for their dedication and service.

Keep the nominations rolling in! Submit yours today. For more information CLICK HERE! 

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE

Save the Date: A Night With the Stars 2018 is Monday, October 29

Save the date and join us Monday, October 29, 2018

This year’s A Night with the Stars is an evening celebration honoring caregivers in the aging industry who go above and beyond in their daily service to seniors in the community. There are so many outstanding professionals who are on the front lines of caring for our seniors. Often they go about their work in quiet, unassuming ways behind the scenes providing vital support to seniors in the work that they do.  ElderSource would like to shine a light on all these caregivers who are making an impact on the lives of the older adults for whom they care.

When: Monday, October 29, 2018

Where: Alhambra Theater | 1200 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl 32246

Tickets: https://904tix.com/events/a-night-with-the-stars 

*Ticket prices start at $75. Reserved tabled seating will be first come, first serve. Sponsorship opportunities are available more information coming soon!*

You are invited to identify and nominate individuals who are “leading lights” working in a myriad of jobs in the aging industry, individuals who deserve to be recognized for their contributions. Nomination form coming soon! 

All nominations forms should be submitted by August 24, 2018

 

Seeking Advisory Council Members!

Calling all leaders and community advocates! Serve with ElderSource and help us put our mission into action.

ElderSource is seeking strong community leaders, who can voice the needs and concerns of seniors in their community. We’re looking for people who are great advocates and have a heart of passion for people. Potential Advisory Council members should be forward thinking and looking to be active in making an impact on the seniors and caregivers that we serve. Serving on the Advisory Council helps ElderSource further our mission in effectively serving more seniors and caregivers in our seven county service area. Help make an impact for your community. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Linda Levin at  Linda.levin@myeldersource.org for more information.

Celebrating All Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to celebrate ALL women, including you.

Listening. Understanding. Taking Action

Our 2017 Impact Report is here!

Take a look at what’s inside…

We’ve had an awesome year!  We welcome you to take a peek at what we’ve done to help seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities as we took our time to listen, understand and take action to better serve our clients in 2017.

ElderSource 2017 Impact Report

 

Seeking Advisory Council Member in Flagler County

We are currently seeking volunteer members for our Advisory Council, specifically seniors who reside in Flagler County.

Duties for an Advisory Council member are:

  • Reporting on the needs of elderly and emerging issues in their respective counties;
  • Reviewing and comment on the agency’s Area Plan;
  • Studying legislative issues and advocate on behalf of the elderly;
  • Assisting in promoting the mission, programs and activities of the agency;
  • Educating the public about the needs and the contributions of the elderly.

Members serve as voices for the counties in which they live. Advisory Council members are comprised primarily of individuals over the age of 60 who inform the ElderSource Board and Management of the needs of elders in their community and help with advocating on their behalf.

“Our Advisory Council members are an important asset to our organization,” said Linda Levin, Executive Director of ElderSource. “They are an active voice we need to hear in order for us to stay in touch on the senior issues affecting the communities in which they live.”

Meetings are held the third Thursday of every other month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the ElderSource offices located 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Fl. Advisory Council members are reimbursed for their mileage to and from the meeting.

For more information about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call 904.391.6600 or email linda.levin@myeldersource.org.

For information on any of the ElderSource Boards, please call 904.391.6600 or email info@myeldersource.org. We’d love to hear from you and how you can be part of our growing organization!

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