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2014

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.

When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.

PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION

Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.

YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA

Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.

FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com.

FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY

Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.

CHILI COOKOFF-ROME CITY

On October 18th the Rome City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual chili cookoff from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The event is to promote and gain community involvement within Rome City. There will be a Judge’s Choice award and a People’s Choice award. For more information please contact Kandi Schafer at 1-260-854-9585.

UNCORK SOME FUN FOR GIRLS ON THE RUN

It's a FUN-raiser at Country Heritage Winery on Thursday November 6th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Raise Awareness & Scholarships for Girls on the Run of Allen County while enjoying your favorite local businesses. The cost to attend is $40 each or $75 got two people. To purchase tickets go to uncorkthefungotrallenco.eventbee.com. Country Heritage Winery address is 185 County Road 68 in Laotto, IN. 

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK-CHRIST CHILD FESTIVAL

On Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th from 11am to 5pm the annual Christmas in the park festival will be held at Franke Park. For more information please call Judi 260-447-9437.

SAVE THE DATE: CADETS IN CADENCE-BUILDING BRIDGES, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

On Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th the Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets will be hosting a fundraiser dinner/auction. The auction preview will be on Friday November 7th and the fundraiser dinner auction will be Saturday, November 8th. For more information please call 260-483-1102.


BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR PROGRAM-2014

This season, holiday shoppers in Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Adult Protective Services, Homebound Meals, Aging and In-home services, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.

An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone.

Walgreens retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 2 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at Fort Wayne area Walgreens locations. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Jim Sullivan, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.”

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 260-485-2424.

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