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Just Like Family Celebrity Bartending Event

Celebrate Senior Citizen Month with Just Like Family Home Care’s Celebrity Bartending at Lamoraga!

A suggested donated of $20 gives you one free drink ticket plus complimentary appetizers.
In addition to your donation, 100% of all gratuities will be given to St. Matthew’s House and Goodlette Arms.

Don’t forget to bring your Senior Collection Drive donation items.
These should be new items like:
Soap
Shampoo
stamps
books
cards
Slippers
Wheelchairs
Puzzles
Ensure
walkers
tea bags
canned goods
etc.

For more information
Contact Elisabeth Nassberg at Just Like Family
239-431-6661 or enassberg@JLFservices.com

Lamoraga
3936 N. Tamiami Trail

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Just Like Family Senior Collection Drive

It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas! It’s Senior Citizens Month (actually now it’s Older Americans Month but we’ll use both terms).

That means it’s time for Just Like Family Home Care’s annual Senior Collection Drive! We are collecting NEW items to distribute to Seniors in need in Southwest Florida all month long.

HOW CAN I HELP?
Create your own Senior Collection Drive- we have boxes and marketing materials for you to use as posters and/or emarketing. When your box is filled, simply phone us and we’ll pick up your collection. Thank you for your help and support of seniors!

WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I DONATE?
Facial tissues
Throat drops
Coffee/tea
Bottled Water
Ensure
Reading Glasses
Sunglasses
Knitting supplies
Calendars
Games
Personal Hygiene Items

Check out our flier to get more donation ideas

Need more information? Contact us at 239-431-6661

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JLF collects more than 80 boxes of new items for charity during Senior Collection Drive

IMG_3173Just Like Family Home Care, a family-owned home care company servicing seven Southwest Florida counties, collected more than 80 boxes of items for St. Matthews House and Goodlette Arms during the company’s 2nd Annual Senior Collection Drive. Just Like Family Home Care organized the Senior Collection Drive throughout the month of May in recognition of Senior Citizens Month.

“First and foremost, our goal with this collection drive is to raise awareness about seniors in need in Southwest Florida and once again this community exceeded all of my expectations,” says Elisabeth Nassberg, co-owner of Just Like Family Home Care. “People recognized the need we have and I’m so thankful the drive was such a success. We are able to give the St. Matthews House and Goodlette Arms everything they need to get them through a typically very slow time of year.”

Drop off locations were set up at more than 20 businesses throughout Lee and Collier County. New items collected included socks, shampoo, pajamas, games, glasses, sweaters, blankets, stamps, wheelchairs, walkers, medical supplies and personal hygiene items.

The drive was successful due to partnerships with businesses that served as drop off locations: AAA, Abracadabra, Avant Garde, Fitness for Life, Hanger, Exquisite, Saladworks, Arbor Glen, Barrington Terrace, The Carlisle, Lely Palms Retirement Community, Nurse On Call, Terracina Grand, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Barrington Terrace, Citrus Gardens, Life Care of Estero, Senior Home Care, Shell Point, and The Terraces at Bonita Springs.

If your business is interested in being a drop off spot for the 3rd Annual Senior Drive Collection, please contact Just Like Family Home Care directly at 239.431.6661 or visit jlfservices.com.

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Thank You!

ImageWow, what an incredible turnout for last night’s Celebrity Bartender Night at Noodles. Just Like Family Home Care presented the evening as a way to raise awareness and funds for local seniors in need. For $20, guests received a drink ticket and wristband for a sushi buffet. $10 went back to Noodles and $10 went to St. Matthews House. For two and a half hours, 16 celebrity bartenders in the medical field poured drinks (in 30 minute shifts) and worked for tips behind the bar. I am not sure what the total count is just yet, but there were at least four tip jars and they were all full and that was amazing to see.

Not only that, but we had a donation box out front to collect new items for our Senior Collection Drive and the box was full! I couldn’t believe how generous everyone wasimage-5

It was a huge success and great event to celebrate Senior Citizens Month and our Senior Collection Drive. Friends of the celebrity bartenders came out to support and we got to meet some new faces! Just Like Family is very passionate about helping the community, especially seniors. We will be collecting NEW items for our Senior Collection Drive through the end of the month so if you have any items you can bring them directly to Just Like Family Home Care or we can send our Concierge Transport Service vehicle to pick up the items.

A HUGE thank you to Noodles, our celebrity bartenders and everyone who came out! I can’t wait to do another event very soon!

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Celebrating our Seniors

This May we are celebrating Senior Citizens at Just Like Family Home Care as May is Senior Citizens Month. The history of Senior Citizens Month goes back half of a century.

According to the Administration on Aging, when Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month.”

Thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s 1980 designation, what was once called Senior Citizens Month, is now called “Older Americans Month,” and has become a tradition.

Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since JFK has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month ofMay asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the Coun
try through ceremonies, events, fairs and other such activities.

The older population–persons 65 years or older–numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030. 

At Just Like FamiImagely, we see the growth first hand and we know many of our local Seniors are in need of more than just caregivers. They need everyday toiletries, clothing, cards and more. Join us Wednesday May 14 from 5-7:30 p.m. for a Celebrity Bartender Night at Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar in Naples to celebrate Senior Citizens Month. A $20 donation at the door will provide you with a drink ticket and food.

 


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SAVE THE DATE: Celebrity Bartending to Celebrate Senior Citizens

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Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar, a locally owned restaurant at Mission Plaza in Naples, will host a fundraiser to help support Southwest Florida Seniors in need on Wednesday, May 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Just Like Family Home Care, a family-owned home care company servicing seven Southwest Florida counties, is celebrating Senior Citizens Month this May and partnering with Noodles to present a celebrity bartending night. The event is designed to raise awareness of the growing need to help seniors, especially during the summer months.

“Summer is an extremely slow time of year in terms of donations and many of our local non-profits are very low on supplies,” says Nassberg. “People are so generous around the holidays, but our hope is that this Senior Drive will spark giving at a time when it is most needed.”

The cost for one ticket will be $20, and will include a variety of foods, plus one free drink ticket. Tickets for the fundraiser may be purchased at the door. $10 from each ticket and tips raised by the celebrity bartenders will be split between St. Matthews House and Goodlette Arms.

Guests are also asked to bring one new item that can be donated to Just Like Family’s Senior Collection Drive. Throughout the month of May, JLF is collecting items for seniors. Suggested donations include socks, shampoo, pajamas, games, glasses, sweaters, blankets, stamps, wheelchairs, walkers, medical supplies and personal hygiene items.

In June, the donations will be distributed to St. Matthews House and Goodlette Arms, a low income, housing apartment for seniors subsidized by the federal governments HUD.

For more information, contact Just Like Family Home Care at 239.431.6661 or visit justlikefamilyhomecare.com.