Check out one of many Elves For Elders stories! This and so much more was made possible by the generosity of our donors and we can't thank them enough for making every holiday season a great one for our Elders.
Do you ever wonder what happened to that little old man you used to see in the park, or the eccentric lady who used to live down the block, or the developmentally disabled child you used to see in the neighborhood? Chances are they reached a point in their lives where they could no longer take care of themselves. Some can rely on their family to take care of them. Others are not so fortunate and ultimately become Wards of the Court and have to depend on a Guardian to watch over their personal, medical and financial needs. Those with sufficient assets to support themselves are typically appointed a private guardian whose fees are paid by the estate. Those with few or no assets are determined to be indigent and can fall under the guardianship of the Office of Public Guardian. Aging Solutions, Inc., is the Office of the Public Guardian for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Brevard, Manatee and Pasco Counties. Aging Solutions, Inc., is currently serving over 230 Wards, and has a waiting list in excess of 137 people. If the Ward is living in a group home, Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home, Medicaid only allows them to keep $35 to $54 each month of any social Security, pension or other income they may receive. This is all they have to purchase to their toiletries, undergarments, clothing or anything else they may want or need. Can you imagine having to live on such a small amount each month? It doesn't go far. The Elves for Elders® Drive is to benefit the individuals served by Aging Solutions. One hundred percent (100%) of all donations received will go directly to services and needs of our wards. Our Ward's Trust Account is used throughout the year to pay for the wards' needs and unexpected expenses such as dental work, prescription co-pays, eye glasses, hearing aids and any other non covered service under Medicare and Medicaid. We are hoping for the generosity of others (YOU) to help satisfy these requests.
The process to participate is simple. Please select the link which will lead you to the individualized wish list, or purchase a gift card, or make a cash donation, or do all three! Then call 1-866-244-2764 for instructions as to where to drop off your generous gift.
We are hoping that many will open their hearts to these wonderful, but often forgotten people. With your help we can make this a truly joyous holiday season for them.