LifeLong helps the underserved community. When you make a donation to LifeLong Medical Care, it matters. See below for a current listing of funds you can directly support.
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 Needs Fund.
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 patients’ care. Your support enables LifeLong the opportunity to offer these programs to East Oakland residents.
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/
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM
LifeLong Medical Care is now offering an Integrative Medicine Program at LifeLong’s East Oakland Health Center. We currently provide the following services: Homeopathic Clinic, Wellness and Behavioral Health Coaching; Integrated Primary Care Clinic (primary care referrals to homeopathic services); Homeopathic treatment assessment and evaluation. These services are offered in conjunction with other Wellness Center activities, such as acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, energy medicine, yoga, and Tai Chi. This program was originally offered as a pilot program and through demand has grown significantly. Your support will ensure we continue to grow the services and to multiple sites.
JENKINS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Before his passing away in 2012, Dr. William Jenkins merged his practice into LifeLong Medical Care. LifeLong Medical Care recently moved the practice to 150 Harbour Way in Richmond in an effort to anchor the new health center and serve as the foundation to expand services. The new LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center will offer obstetric care and pediatric care, as well as primary care for adults, dental services, and urgent care for families.
LIFELONG 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. LifeLong also provides 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 -- and to their families as well -- who need it most.
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 five 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.
RESPITE CARE FUND
The Respite Care Fund provides home care services for LifeLong Medical Care’s frail and/or elderly patients in need, but it’s also designed to help the patient’s primary caregivers as well. If the family member(s) need respite, then these services can be applied to the Respite Care Fund. This fund enables the family to get much needed time to recharge and keep their loved one living at home.
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
To designate your donation to support one of these funds, please go to the Donate Now page. 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!