The Foundation Assisting Seniors Announces New Location

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Established in 2002, the Foundation Assisting Seniors is proud to announce its new location at 2518 Anthem Village Dr., Ste. 102, in Henderson, Nev. The Foundation provides essential programs and services including light home maintenance and durable medical equipment, as well as the HowRU™ program and the Medication Reminder program at no cost.

“We are thrilled to announce our new location to better serve the ever-expanding senior community,” said Carol Chapman, vice president of the Foundation Assisting Seniors. “At this new location, we are able to assist those who rely on our organization for a variety of needs and services.”

Seniors and their loved ones are encouraged to set an appointment prior to visiting the new location. Appointments can be made by contacting The Foundation.

The Foundation Assisting Seniors enters its 16th year with a mission to assist the senior community, at no cost, in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with loss of a loved one, and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation.

For more information, please call (725) 244-4200 or visit FoundationAssistingSeniors.org.

Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, The Foundation Assisting Seniors was established in April 2002, with a mission to assist the senior community in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with loss of a loved one, and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation. Founders Favil West and Chuck Davis created the Foundation Assisting Seniors as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. Each year, the foundation provides durable medical equipment and funding to our Affiliates in Solera, Aliante, and Tuscany who responds to thousands of requests for assistance. The equipment is also available to seniors (50+) living in the cities of the LasVegas valley.

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The Foundation Assisting Seniors organization’s mission is to assist, at no charge, seniors in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with the loss of a loved one and other challenges facing the senior community.

The increasing growth of the senior population requires the Foundation to grow and improve its services.

The Foundation provides assistance to the senior community with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation that they would otherwise be unable to do. In addition, the Foundation loans out durable medical equipment free of charge.

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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 care of them as best we can,” West said.

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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.

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Nevada Business Magazine: Foundation Assisting Seniors Hosts Basket Raffle

The Foundation Assisting Seniors is set to hold their Basket Raffle at 2:30 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 29 in the Ballroom at Green Valley Ranch Resort.

This is the third annual raffle and the first time the Foundation Assisting Seniors will be hosting the event at Green Valley Ranch Resort. All proceeds benefiting the Foundation and their ongoing programs and services. The basket raffle will also include an auction, themed baskets and a gift card grab.

“We are happy to be able to host another basket raffle this year and know the community enjoys seeing all the baskets our volunteers have put together,” said Phyllis Washburn, Chairman of the Foundation Assisting Seniors Basket Raffle. “It’s a great opportunity not only to raise money for the Foundation Assisting Seniors but to get the senior community together in a fun and interactive atmosphere.”

The Foundation Assisting Seniors was founded with the mission of improving the quality of life for the senior community by assisting them in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with the loss of a loved one and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has responded to more than 100,000 requests for assistance services.

For more information on the event or for tickets, please call 725-244-4200 or visit FoundationAssistingSeniors.org.

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