COLUMBIA, SC – December 2, 2015 – The Columbia chapter of WoodmenLife® donated $500 to Senior Resources for the agency’s ongoing flood relief efforts. The funds will be used to provide non-perishable food items to local residents on the Meals on Wheels waiting list who are struggling to recover from South Carolina’s historic floods.
“So far, our volunteers have delivered more than 60 boxes of food to 31 senior citizens in Richland County, and we are working to deliver more this month,” said Senior Resources Executive Director Pam Dukes. “This donation from WoodmenLife will allow us to purchase foods that are easy for seniors to open and safe for them to eat.”
The donation is part of WoodmenLife’s National Community Focus: Fighting Hunger. WoodmenLife’s more than 900 chapters across the country have joined together as a positive force to fight hunger in their communities.
“WoodmenLife chapters across the country have sent us monetary donations in the wake of the flood to help us support local flood-relief efforts,” said WoodmenLife Regional Director Donald Molineu. “We are proud to partner with Senior Resources to make sure our elderly neighbors are not forgotten.”
Local WoodmenLife employees and volunteers also serve as regular delivery drivers for Senior Resources’ Meals on Wheels program.
WoodmenLife was founded in 1890 as a not for profit. The agency gives back to more than 700,000 member customers, who share a commitment to family, community and country, and the communities in which they live. With a legacy of financial stability, WoodmenLife offers insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and 529 College Savings Plans.To learn more about WoodmenLife, visit woodmen.org.
Pictured left to right are WoodmenLife Regional Director Don Molineu, chapter treasurer Cathy Meetze, past-president Dale Eargle, and secretary Libby Bedenbaugh with Senior Resources’ Director of In-Home & Community-Based Services Anne Shissias and Executive Director Pam Dukes.
About Senior Resources, Inc.
Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing institutionalization.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion program, Foster Grandparent program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.