Date: January 7, 2020 | Category: News
Care Connection for Aging Services Carroll County Senior Center volunteer (left) and Coordinator Brenda French (right) receive a $2,000 donation from Jeanette Craig, President of the Home Savings & Loan Association of Carroll County.
The Home Savings & Loan Association of Carroll County recently donated $2,000 to Carroll County Care Connection for Aging Services to be used for center operations.
“We are happy to help and hope that the senior center can meet their financial goals,” said Jeanette Craig, President of Home Savings & Loan Association of Carroll County.
Center volunteer Jamie Wooldridge accepted the $2,000 check on behalf of the center and urged others to consider donating their time and money to the center.
“Volunteering has allowed me to stay connected and honor the memory of someone I deeply cared about,” Jamie said. “Seniors who participate in social activities at Care Connection enjoy a richer, more rewarding and happier life.”
Care Connection operates the senior center inside the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, 200 Lifecare Lane, in Carrollton. In cooperation with CCMH, the agency provides hot lunches weekdays to older adults at the 4 Corners Café and delivers lunch to qualified homebound seniors. The agency provides more than 530 meals in the café and more than 750 home delivered meals monthly. The center needs volunteers for deliveries.
The meals are provided to individuals 60 and older for a suggested donation. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The activity center includes a library and a billiards table, as well as space for sitting Tai Chi classes, Wii bowling, Bingo and card games.
Care Connection provides a wide range of services ranging from wellness classes and Medicare counseling to individualized care management and family caregiver services through the Carrollton location.
Coordinator Brenda French said donations such as the one from the Savings & Loan Associations as well as support from volunteers are essential to the operation.
“We are very grateful to Home Savings & Loan for their generous donation as well as to the community for every penny donated and for the efforts of all our volunteers,” Brenda said. “It shows that the heartbeat of this community is strong and healthy.”