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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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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.