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February 2024

March-for-Meals: Local Officials Know Being There Matters™

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Senator with a LifeCare Alliance associate

Each year we commemorate the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors ages 60 and older.

As part of our annual March-for-Meals commemoration, LifeCare Alliance is teaming with local elected officials for Community Champions Week, March 18-22. During this time local officials, politicians, and dignitaries will deliver Meals-on-Wheels in their communities. So don’t be surprised if you see your Mayor delivering lunch in your neighborhood!

Additional Articles from the March 2024 Newsletter

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Top Five Perks of Joining the Spirit Society

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Have you ever dreamed of being a part of something larger than yourself? Our Spirit Society makes a tremendous impact upon the community, raising more than a million dollars a…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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As we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life.…

Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

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You might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years…

March-for-Meals: Local Officials Know Being There Matters™

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Each year we commemorate the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a…

Together We Have The Power To Do Even More!

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead To Margaret Mead’s point, have…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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Elderly couple holding flowersAs we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life. Make a donation to LifeCare Alliance, and we’ll send a card to honor a parent, pet parent, or special person in your life. Your gift will provide a week’s, a month’s, or even a year’s worth of comfort and care to a neighbor who depends on LifeCare Alliance.

Please complete the form here, and we will mail a card directly to your honored recipient(s) just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even Pet Parent Day.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with Beth Domanik at edomanik@lifecarealliance.org or 614-437-2846.

Additional Articles from the April 2024 Newsletter

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Register for Camp

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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…

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dates

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

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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…

Beat the Heat is Almost Here

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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…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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As we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life.…

Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

By March 2024 eNewsletter

A woman at a gala dinner raising a paddleYou might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years now?

This long-standing event was introduced in 1991 as “Big Wheels Deliver Warm Winter Meals” and aimed to increase awareness of LifeCare Alliance’s services amongst Central Ohio business leaders. At its inception, attendees joined the agency for breakfast, a keynote speaker, and a tour, then ended their day with a hands-on service opportunity delivering Meals-on-Wheels. Local legends Cameron Mitchell, Alex Shumate, and Tami Longaberger all served as keynote speakers.

The event has transformed through the years, ultimately landing on what we know it to be today: Big Wheels, a gala-style fundraiser. As our foremost event of the year, Big Wheels raised over half a million dollars in 2023!

Thanks to the sponsors and in-kind donors, to the hundreds of guests, and to the thousands of moments being there for our clients, Big Wheels’ continued success empowers us to keep serving all our neighbors in need of a warm meal and compassionate support.

Our dedicated events team, consisting of staff and committee volunteers, is gearing up for our 2024 Big Wheels being held at our in-house event center, The Levee, and catered by L.A. Catering, our social enterprise, on Saturday, April 20th. If you’d like to learn more about the event click here: www.lifecarealliance.org/bigwheels/  For more information on sponsorship opportunities or in-kind donations, please reach out to Danielle Visconti at dvisconti@lifecarealliance.org or 614-437-2947.

Additional Articles from the March 2024 Newsletter

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Top Five Perks of Joining the Spirit Society

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Have you ever dreamed of being a part of something larger than yourself? Our Spirit Society makes a tremendous impact upon the community, raising more than a million dollars a…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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As we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life.…

Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

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You might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years…

March-for-Meals: Local Officials Know Being There Matters™

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Each year we commemorate the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a…

Together We Have The Power To Do Even More!

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead To Margaret Mead’s point, have…

Top Five Perks of Joining the Spirit Society

By March 2024 eNewsletter

Have you ever dreamed of being a part of something larger than yourself? Our Spirit Society makes a tremendous impact upon the community, raising more than a million dollars a year towards our services. As a member, you can enjoy these special perks:

  1. Free happy hour–We invite all our valued Spirit Society members to a free cocktail hour every spring where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and discussions with like-minded people.
  2. Catered luncheon with our President & CEO—We cater a delicious fall luncheon for our Spirit Society with insider information presented by our President & CEO, Chuck Gehring.
  3. Inside scoop—As a Spirit Society member, you’ll get exclusive quarterly updates, detailing the ongoing work of LifeCare Alliance so that you will know what your money is going towards.
  4. Special Recognition—All Spirit Society members are listed by name on our website!
  5. Knowledge that you made a difference—With a minimum contribution of $1,000 to join the Spirit Society, you’ll be providing five months of home delivered meals, ten mammograms, or ten Rollator walkers to those in need. Imagine the power of what all the Spirit Society can do together!

Are you interested in these perks? Learn more about the Spirit Society by contacting Carrie Burson at cburson@lifercarealliance.org or 614-437-2848.

Additional Articles from the March 2024 Newsletter

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Top Five Perks of Joining the Spirit Society

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Have you ever dreamed of being a part of something larger than yourself? Our Spirit Society makes a tremendous impact upon the community, raising more than a million dollars a…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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As we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life.…

Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

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You might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years…

March-for-Meals: Local Officials Know Being There Matters™

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Each year we commemorate the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a…

Together We Have The Power To Do Even More!

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead To Margaret Mead’s point, have…

Together We Have The Power To Do Even More!

By eNewsletter, March 2024 eNewsletter

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

To Margaret Mead’s point, have you ever wondered what impact a group of dedicated supporters of our organization could accomplish together? Well, in 2023, our LifeCare Alliance Spirit Society members collectively gave roughly $1,293,000. For impact reference, if every penny of that went to our Meals-On-Wheels program only, the Spirit Society would have paid for just under 20 percent of our yearly meals delivered to our neighbors, parents, and friends who are in need of a warm meal and daily check-in.

Of course not every penny donated by Spirit Society members goes to a single program!  As a nationally recognized nonprofit, we offer services spanning Nutrition, Health and Support, all working together to restore a sense of stability and self-reliance to our clients. As put by a Spirit Society member: “LifeCare Alliance offers the best range of services to a wide circle of individuals, doing so in a well-managed and economically sustainable method.”

It’s important to us that you know your money is going to an enterprising and resourceful organization. That’s why Spirit Society members are invited to exclusive events twice a year and receive quarterly updates from our President & CEO, Chuck Gehring. That way we keep you informed of how you are making an impact in your community!

To join the Spirit Society, you simply donate $1,000 or more each year. That’s only $83.34 each month! If you’d like to “set it and forget it”, you can establish a recurring monthly donation by visiting www.lifecarealliance.org/donate.

Additional Articles from the March 2024 Newsletter

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Top Five Perks of Joining the Spirit Society

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Have you ever dreamed of being a part of something larger than yourself? Our Spirit Society makes a tremendous impact upon the community, raising more than a million dollars a…

Celebrate the Special People in Your Life

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As we begin to transition from cold winter days to the newness of spring, we’re offering you a chance to celebrate those who have made a difference in your life.…

Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

| March 2024 eNewsletter | No Comments
You might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years…

March-for-Meals: Local Officials Know Being There Matters™

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Each year we commemorate the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a…

Together We Have The Power To Do Even More!

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead To Margaret Mead’s point, have…

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

By eNewsletter, February 2024 eNewsletter

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, Equity, & Inclusion committee to foster an environment that does not just acknowledge diversity, but actively celebrates it. Functioning as a proactive force, the DEI committee encourages and finds creative ways to continue LifeCare Alliance’s commitment to an inclusive workplace.

For more information, read the story in Columbus Business First. 

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Big Wheels Save the Date

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…