The View-Henderson: Foundation provides free medical supplies to seniors

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It is on this front that PIJAC is grateful for the assistance of Trosper Communications, a Nevada firm with deep roots in Las Vegas. Trosper’s staff got our perspectives in multiple local papers leading up to Wednesday’s vote, including an excellent profile of Puppy Boutique that put a positive, local face on the issue. They also secured an op-ed in one of the major city newspapers for this coming Sunday’s edition, and otherwise used their connections with lawmakers, activists and others to great benefit. We are grateful for their assistance.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Henderson nonprofit offers free medical supplies to seniors

Following a cancer diagnosis in March, Sun City Anthem resident Michele Jim spent two weeks in a hospital receiving treatment. Upon her release, she could barely walk, she said.

To continue her life at home, she would need a wheelchair, a walker, a shower bench and an electric hospital bed.

“There’s no place really to rent that stuff either,” Jim said. “We found that out.”

That’s when a friend of hers called The Foundation Assisting Seniors, a nonprofit in Sun City Anthem. Co-founded by Favil West and Chuck Davis in 2002, the organization provides medical equipment, basic home maintenance, transportation and other services for seniors at no cost.

When Jim left the hospital in early April, every piece of medical equipment she needed had been delivered to her home by volunteers from the foundation, she said.

“I’m here, seven months later, and I’m alive and I’m well,” she said. “Thank goodness for the foundation. I didn’t have to scurry and buy a couple thousand dollars worth of equipment. The bed alone would have been that much.”

West said he founded the organization after seeing his parents struggle in their old age. If they fell or if there was a medical emergency, “there was no wheelchairs, there were no walkers, none of this durable medical equipment,” West said.

“We formed the foundation, and we found out then that our parents were just a small, small amount of seniors that need help,” West said.

Anyone 50 or older is eligible for the foundation’s services. In addition to providing medical equipment, volunteers can perform basic tasks at a client’s home, like changing a light bulb.

The foundation’s HowRU program can call clients at any time of day they choose to make sure they are OK. If a client doesn’t answer the call, a second call is made 15 minutes later. If that call isn’t answered, two emergency contacts will be notified. The program will be ready by Jan. 1, West said, and will have a feature to remind subscribers to take their medication.

“So many of us have trouble remembering what our names are,” West, 80, joked. “There’s a lot of times when we’ll forget to take medication.”

The foundation has over 200 volunteers, according to spokeswoman Shayna Moreno, and performs 20,000-30,000 “assists” annually. Assists can be acts like a home maintenance call or a donation to a client, West said.

Most of the group’s funding comes from donations or fundraising events like golf tournaments and basket raffles, Moreno said.

As West explained the foundation’s background and services, a woman brought her mother into the small office. Within 15 minutes, her mother left with a walker from the foundation. West described the encounter as “the beginning and the end of our service.”

“We’re not the equipment police,” said Lynda Paret, who organizes disbursement of medical equipment. “You let me know when you’re done with it. I’ll put it down for a certain period of time that we agree on. If you return it earlier, fine; if you need to extend it, fine.”

West said the best way for people to learn about services is to call the foundation or visit its website.

”Anybody that is a senior and needs our help, regardless of what they make, regardless of where they came, regardless of where they live, we’re going to try to take care of them as best we can,” West said.

To read on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website, please click here.


Trosper Communications Receives Awards from Public Relations Society of America


Trosper Communications, LLC recently accepted five awards at the 21st annual Pinnacle Awards hosted by the Public Relations Society of America, Las Vegas Valley Chapter.

Elizabeth Trosper, the principal of Trosper Communications, received the Pinnacle Award for Senior PR Practitioner of the Year. Awards of Merit were received from Gardner Company (Media Relations); Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (Newsletters); Foundation Assisting Seniors (Brochures) and Tronox (Publications).

“I am honored to have been named the 2017 Senior PR Practitioner of the Year,” said Trosper. “I love this industry and am proud to continue to provide successful and meaningful results for our clients. It was exciting to have earned four awards for our client work and we look forward to a prosperous 2018.”

The Las Vegas Valley Chapter’s Pinnacle Awards recognize the best public relations programs, tools, and professionals in Southern Nevada, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah. The Pinnacle Awards are judged by out-of-market, accredited members of PRSA and are open to chapter members and non-members alike.


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Situated in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada is the federal-period influenced Robert T. Eglet Advocacy Center. The three-story structure houses more than 47,600 square feet of office space, a third-level exterior event terrace with great city views, and an underground parking structure for 100+ vehicles. The structure features an exterior cladding of veneered brick and Gypsum reinforced concrete work.


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