INTERESTED IN DESIGNATING YOUR DONATION TO SUPPORT A SPECIFIC FUND AT LIFELONG MEDICAL CARE? SEE BELOW FOR A CURRENT LISTING:
GREATEST NEEDS FUND
This fund enables LifeLong to respond to our communities’ most vital needs through specific programs and services. In fact, patient care services, health education, capital improvements, and critical equipment purchases have all been made possible through charitable gifts from our donors and supporters of the Greatest Need Fund.
MARIN ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER (MADHC)
This Center offers care specifically designed for adults having difficulty functioning independently while living at home. The goal of these services – and fund – is to maximize independence, improve management of chronic symptoms, and prevent hospitalization and/or premature nursing home placement for our participants. We also provide support and relief to our participants’ caregivers. This is the only Adult Day Health Center in Marin County, so it’s imperative to keep these services accessible to those who need it most.
VICTOR GRAHAM MEMORIAL FUND
Olga Graham, a passionate supporter of seniors and LifeLong’s Over 60 Health Center, established the Graham Fund many years ago in memory of her husband, Victor. Mrs. Graham’s daughter, Dorothy, continues the Fund in her mother’s honor. By supporting this fund, “you can reach some of our most vulnerable seniors at risk of institutionalization. Even a small contribution can make a difference in a person’s life and most importantly, keep them in their homes. It’s also gratifying to know my donations provide LifeLong staff with the tools to support people in need of critical services.” – Dorothy Graham
EAST OAKLAND WELLNESS CENTER
The Wellness Center is a gathering place where people can get together to be healthy. LifeLong has created an environment where patients, staff, and community residents can meet their personal health and wellness goals. We partner with wellness-focused programs in the community who are experts in healthy lifestyle, and measure what works to continually improve our patient’s care. Your support enables LifeLong the opportunity to offer these programs to East Oakland residents.
REACH OUT AND READ
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based program that promotes early literacy and academic readiness. During well-child checks, providers work with parents to emphasize the importance of reading aloud, and supplement this education by giving the patient a total of 10 books over their first five years of life. From the age of 6 months to 5 years old, each child receives a new (age and language appropriate) book at each well-child visit. Reach Out and Read also creates a literacy rich environment in the clinic with volunteer reading programs and makes books accessible to older children. This varied approach helps build the strong fundamental language skills that are crucial to academic success.
THE ELDERS LEARNING COMMUNITY (ELC)
LifeLong Medical Care is pleased to serve as the fiscal sponsor of The Elders Learning Community (ELC), an arts, education, and self-discovery program for low-income, socially isolated seniors in West Contra Costa County. The ELC connects trained volunteers from the community with senior participants. Together, they develop learning projects - art, music, science, computers, history, memoir writing, reading … the ideas are endless! The ELC also offers monthly group activities, as well as light case management in the areas of transportation, food assistance, and medical referrals. http://www.elderslearningcommunity.org/
To designate your donation to support one of these funds, please go to the Donate Now page. Click here. Enter in the amount you wish to donate and after the section that says, “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know”. This drop down menu allows the opportunity to designate the fund you wish to support. Thank you!