Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00
Anna is 81 years old and lives alone since the death of her husband nine years ago. Her eyesight is failing from macular degeneration. Each weekday, Anna is brought to the Glen Cove Senior Center to enjoy a nutritious meal, stimulating activity and the company of friends. She would otherwise be housebound.
Over 1,000 residents of Glen Cove and the surrounding communities are currently being served by the Glen Cove Senior Center. Most of our seniors, like Anna, are on a fixed income, and rely on the Center for its hearty meals, exercise and recreational programs, meaningful workshops and lectures that keep these members of our society connected and thriving.
During these difficult economic times, the need for funding has become greater to offset government reductions to the Center. To that end, a non-profit private organization was created in 2005 called the Glen Cove SAGE Foundation (Senior Activity Generational Endowment). The SAGE Foundation helps to pursue and provide high-quality programs and services for our senior citizens to which they would not otherwise have access.
Through fundraising, grant writing, outreach and advocacy, the SAGE Foundation supports the Center, helping to sustain weekly health screenings and consultations from the Visiting Nurse Association, Lifelong Learning Seminars, daily care for the frailest of our seniors and much more.
The SAGE Foundation depends entirely on the generosity of individuals and organizations to help us continue these vital initiatives.
Would you please consider the seniors of Glen Cove and its surrounding communities when making charitable contributions this year? Your generosity will make a dramatic difference in the lives of people like Anna. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Marilyn Brenner – President, Glen Cove SAGE Foundation