The Salvation Army receives ‘Share the Love’ grant for Serendipity Adult Day Services and Older Alaskans Program from Continental Subaru
The Salvation Army Alaska’s Serendipity Adult Day Services program was awarded “Share the Love” grants from Continental Subaru.
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The Salvation Army Alaska’s Serendipity Adult Day Services program and the Older Alaskans Program have been awarded “Share the Love” grants from Continental Subaru. Each program received checks for $500.
“On behalf of our senior program participants, The Salvation Army Serendipity Adult Day Services thanks Subaru of America for the generous $500 grant we received in recognition for our participation in the 2015-2016 Subaru “Share the Love” event.” Said Serendipity program director Cathy Brenner, “The funds will help us improve and expand our congregate meal services which run in tandem with our adult day services.”
Serendipity provides services to some of Anchorage's most vulnerable adults; those with cognitive and physical disabilities. Many no longer have family able to care for them and are unable to help themselves. Their financial resources may have been exhausted. These meals are essential for them to receive both needed nutrition and companionship. Serendipity is a Home and Community based program in that it serves those still living in the community. By providing socialization, physical and mental stimulation activities, nursing assessments and congregate meals, we hope to allow each participant to remain in the community and out of an institutional setting.
“We’re so pleased to see Subaru’s continued support of social services and community programs like Older Alaskans Program.” Said Debbie Comiskey, program director of Older Alaskans Program, “It is good to see the interest and involvement from a company that is so necessary for some of Anchorage’s most vulnerable citizens.”
The Older Alaskans Program is commited to serving seniors with excellence is outlined in its mission statement: "Improving the physical, emotional and spiritual health and quality of life for older Alaskans." Without this program many older Alaskan seniors would go hungry in our community and studies show that seniors who eat balanced meals are found to be healthier, more active and are able to maintain their independence longer. For some of their clients this is the only meal of the day they will eat.
Over the last 8 years the Subaru ‘Share the Love’ program has donated almost $9 million to organizations devoted to serving their community across the country. The Salvation Army is grateful for the generous gift from Continental Subaru and greatly appreciates their continued support.