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December 2023

The One and Only LifeCare Alliance

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

For more than two decades, LifeCare Alliance has had a powerful tagline: Nourishing the Human Spirit. And while that tagline is still very relevant to what we do, and the philosophy under which we operate, we found we needed something that was more encompassing of all our services. With the help of our branding firm, the incredible FORT, we were able to identify and articulate what sets us apart—and makes us the one and only.

When you’re the only daily provider of home delivered, hot meals —being there matters! When you’re the only free cancer clinic operating in the state—being there matters! When you’re the only dedicated diabetes camp for youth and teens in central Ohio—being there matters! Whenever someone feels isolated, frightened, or limited, being there matters! Being There Matters™!

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

Join the Alliance

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

Who makes up the LifeCare Alliance? Certainly, it’s all the associates and professional staff who deliver our Nutrition, Health, and Support services. But the Alliance also includes donors, volunteers, corporate sponsors, foundations, referring partners, elected officials, the media, and anyone else in our community who helps us realize our vision of a world where people can live on their own terms with dignity and independence.

As someone receiving this newsletter, you are part of the Alliance. We value your continued support in 2024 and ask you to invite a friend to Join the Alliance with you.

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

Being There Matters

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

As a volunteer, you are a valued member of the Alliance. You know firsthand the impact of being there to our clients when you deliver a meal, a friendly smile, and that all-important wellness check-in.

Your impact also helps ensure that LifeCare Alliance can continue serving nearly 30,000 clients each year without a waiting list and regardless of their ability to pay. When you deliver a meal route, you help us stretch every dollar so that we may continue serving everyone who qualifies for, and benefits from, our services.

We welcome your volunteer support whether you deliver once a week, once a month, or once a year!

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

Honor MLK’s Legacy with Your Time

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

Did you know Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. In honor and celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, we as Americans are encouraged to serve our communities and take actionable steps towards an equitable world. What better way to do that than to serve your neighbor? When you deliver Meals-on-Wheels, you can support people in your community and help them to live with more hope, stability, and self-reliance. Sign up to deliver meals over MLK weekend here: Friday and Saturday , Sunday and Monday

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

Big Wheels Save the Date

By eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter

Big Wheels 2024 is set for April 20! Join us at central Ohio’s premier charitable gala to raise a glass, raise a paddle, and raise funds to benefit all LifeCare Alliance services. You’ll enjoy creative appetizers and gourmet cuisine from L.A. Catering as well as lively conversation with other members of the LifeCare Alliance.  To learn more about sponsoring, contact Danielle Visconti at 614-437-2947.

Sponsor Big Wheels

Additional Articles from the February 2024 Newsletter

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Big Wheels Save the Date

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
Big Wheels 2024 is set for April 20! Join us at central Ohio’s premier charitable gala to raise a glass, raise a paddle, and raise funds to benefit all LifeCare…

Volunteering—Good For You!

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
It’s a given that when you volunteer you are helping someone else with something they cannot do for themselves. But have you ever given any thought to what volunteering can…

Top 10 Ways to Volunteer That Don’t Involve Delivering Meals!

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
Want to volunteer, but not sure if delivering meals is right for you? Don’t worry—we’ll find your perfect fit. With over 7,800 volunteers a year, LifeCare Alliance finds opportunities for…

Meet Your Corporate & Community Engagement Team

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
You may often hear from our Corporate & Community Engagement Team members, but you may not have faces to go with their names. These are the associates who reach out…

Volunteer Spotlight: The Brotherhood of Congregation Beth Tikvah

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
The brotherhood of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington truly exemplifies the LifeCare Alliance tagline: Being There Matters™!  For the past 20 years, they have delivered Meals-on-Wheels on or around the…

Columbus Business First has recognized Andy Nowlin as a Champion of Diversity

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
Congratulations to our Chief Human Resources & Inclusion Officer, Clarence “Andy” Nowlin, for being awarded the Outstanding Diversity Champion Award by Columbus Business First. Nowlin established LifeCare Alliance's inaugural Diversity,…

American Heart Month

| eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
February is American Heart Month, and, this month, you can take charge of your heart health with LifeCare Alliance. Our free Community Wellness Centers provide registered nurses who can provide…

Help-at-Home Aide Honored for Saving a Life

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

In December, our associate, Sheryl Horton, knocked on a client’s door for her weekly home care services. When the client didn’t respond, Sheryl took action. She called the client multiple times and got no response. She then contacted the proper authorities and was able to get the client life-saving services. Franklin County Senior Options awarded Sheryl an Exemplary Certificate of Service in recognition of her quick, and life-saving action in an emergency situation.

Aides like Sheryl know their clients well, allowing them to identify when things seem a little out of character. Stories like these prove that Being There Matters™. The aides that perform these services go above and beyond to deliver the best care possible, and they couldn’t do it without the support of our Alliance.

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

Monsignor Hendricks Recognized For Service

By eNewsletter, January 2024 Newsletter

LifeCare Alliance’s Immediate Past Chair Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks recently received Medical Mutual’s 2023 Pillar Award for Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year. This is a well-deserved award, as Monsignor has served on our Board of Directors for ten years now, during six of which he has held board titles. Notably, he led the board as Chair during the COVID-19. We are proud to have him as part of our Alliance.

Additional Articles from the January 2024 Newsletter

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
In a 1993 speech, President George H.W. Bush spoke about volunteerism, encouraging people to participate in activism and hands-on involvement. He described volunteers as “ordinary people who reach beyond themselves…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
You are a vital part of LifeCare Alliance, so we want to thank you for all you do to be there for our clients with a casual and fun celebration.…

Volunteer Spotlight

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we're delighted to spotlight two remarkable individuals who have been pillars of support for LifeCare Alliance. Mother and daughter Barb and…

Local Elected Officials Serve with March for Meals

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
This year’s annual March for Meals event was held the week of March 18-22, 2024. Several local elected officials from three different counties shared an hour or two of their…

The Why Behind Wellness Checks

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Do you ever wonder why we request that Meals-on-Wheels volunteers follow specific protocols and procedures? It’s because, in addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers provide a critical wellness check to…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Our Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits Central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies. Last year, LifeCare Alliance collected and distributed more than 2,000 fans! We are still…

Register for Camp

| April 2024 eNewsletter, eNewsletter | No Comments
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes LifeCare Alliance’s camp for youths with diabetes, Camp Hamwi. With overnight and day camp options, Camp Hamwi fosters independence for…

LifeCare Alliance Nurse Wins Award in Honor of Free Clinic Appreciation Month

By Columbus Cancer Clinic

The Charitable Healthcare Network (CHN) has named LifeCare Alliance’s Kathy Magee, a Powell local and certified nurse practitioner at the Columbus Cancer Clinic (CCC), with the Free Clinic Nurse of the Year Award. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the CHN, LifeCare Alliance is celebrating December as Free Clinic Appreciation Month.  

Magee, a resident of Powell, Ohio, performs cancer screenings for breast and cervical cancer at the CCC and educates clients on suggested screening frequencies and preventative measures. If clients require additional support, Magee researches and connects them to the right community resources for their needs.  

Magee is particularly passionate about making sure women without access to healthcare resources are screened for breast and cervical cancer. This aligns with the Ohio Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP), an initiative to help all women successfully navigate cancer screenings. Through BCCP enrollment, uninsured and underinsured women can receive cancer screenings and mammograms at no cost. As a BCCP designated enrollment site, the CCC conducts regular outreach to help women in underserved communities find access to critical, life-saving cancer screenings and diagnostics. Currently, the CCC has registered more women in this program than any other provider in Ohio, representing 13 percent of enrollment in the BCCP—thanks in large part to Magee’s efforts.  

“The whole reason I’m at the clinic is cancer prevention,” says Magee. “I do anything I can to help women prevent it, catch it early, and make sure it gets treated quickly.” 

The CCC was founded in 1921, making it one of the country’s first free cancer screening and detection facilities. It offers low-cost or free cancer screenings, mammograms, and education about cancer prevention and early detection. The clinic also offers cancer support services including interpretation services, hygiene supplies, transportation, and linkages to critical health resources. In 2022, the CCC performed nearly 5,000 mammograms, diagnostics, biopsies, and cancer screenings. The clinic is part of the Charitable Healthcare Network, a statewide network of free and charitable providers. 

The Ohio Legislature, through H.B. 320 of the 130th General Assembly in 2014, designated December as Free Clinic Appreciation Month (FCAM) in Ohio. As part of this celebration, the Charitable Healthcare Network and the Ohio Department of Health recognize the accomplishments of Ohio’s free clinics with Free Clinic Award presentations.