E.A.R.S. Lifeline Program’s Annual Cookies for Seniors Project
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
For the past 15 years, the E.A.R.S. Lifeline Program has coordinated an Annual Cookies for Seniors holiday project delivering cookies and small gifts to the homes of our lower-income neediest subscribers.
This year over 40 Noyes Employees, Medical Staff, and Volunteers baked cookies and 19 staff members volunteered their time to help make 100 DELIVERIES…from Naples to Lima and Perry to Springwater!!! All recipients received homemade cookies, candy, night lights, fall prevention tip cards, coasters, nail files and a Christmas ornament. Some of the recipients also received a fleece blanket or hand-made hot pad…depending on their special needs.
Patty Piper, Director of Community Outreach Services, states, “ I think we get more back than what we give doing this project.” Some feedback we’ve received from the Noyes staff who helped with the deliveries this year…
- “Delivering the cookies is so rewarding. The people just light up with smiles and thanks when we deliver the packages!”
- “Seeing these folks sure makes me feel thankful for my blessings - not everyone has been as blessed as I have been.”
The program has received calls and cards from subscribers thanking them for the cookies and gifts. One subscriber called the day after she received her delivery and said…”THANK YOU for the cookies and gifts…I’m having friends in for coffee today and now have some cookies to serve and will also use my new coasters!!” She was delighted with her cookies and gifts.
E.A.R.S. Lifeline would never be able to do this project without the help of so many Noyes Hospital staff who support this annual holiday project…another value added service provided by this program to help people age in place…in the home they love.
The E.A.R.S. Lifeline Program currently serves over 760 subscribers in a 45-mile radius of Noyes Hospital. Lifeline is an affordable, easy-to-use medical alert service that allows people to call for help 24 hours/day from anywhere in and around their home, by pushing the help button they wear (necklace or bracelet). Lifeline can be used to summon help for falls, worsening medical conditions, mobility issues, and other safety/security issues in the home. To learn more about this valuable service, contact the E.A.R.S. Lifeline Program : (585) 335-4359 or firstname.lastname@example.org