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AngelWish program to help isolated seniors this holiday season – Palladium

RICHMOND, Ind. — LifeStream Services is seeking the community’s help to brighten the holidays for isolated seniors in need in East Central Indiana.

AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with disabilities, according to a release.The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packages of food, personal care items, practical necessities and gifts.

Last year, LifeStream delivered more than 800 gift packages, and this year hopes to reach 1,000 seniors across its 12-county service area (Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties.)

Individuals and organizations can support the AngelWish program in these ways:

• Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to help package gifts and deliver gift bags to the AngelWish recipients. Visit www.lifestreaminc.org/angelwish or call 800-589-1121 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

• Donate: Suggested practical necessity items to place in this year’s bags include peanut butter, tuna, soups, bath soap, hand lotion, shampoo, deodorant, denture cleaner, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, dish washing liquid, tissue paper, etc. Pickup/dropoff of items should be coordinated no later than Dec. 1.

Donation dropoff locations include:

Randolph County: Applegate Livestock Equipment, Farmland Community Center, LifeStream Services (Winchester) and Pineknoll Rehabilitation Center.

Union County: Southview Courts, Trinity Holiness Church, West End Bank (Liberty) and Whitewater Commons Senior Living.

Wayne County: Arbor Trace, Centerville-Abington Senior Center, Congregational Christian Church, Brady Ware and Co., Family Fitness, First Bank of Richmond (20 N. Ninth St., 3403 E. Main St., 2499 Chester Blvd., and| 2929 National Road West in Richmond, 138 W. Main St. in Cambridge City and 119 E. Main St. and Centerville), Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care, Jefferson Township Trustees, LifeStream Services (Richmond), Nettle Creek Senior Center, Reid Health Alliance Medicare, Richmond Senior Community Center, Synergy Homecare, Western Wayne Senior Center and Women’s Catholic United.

• Sponsor: Benefits can include logo and name listed on print and online materials, name listed in Streamlines newsletter delivered to over 3,500 homes and businesses, as well as the opportunity to provide promotional materials. 

• Monetary donations: For every $25 donation, a senior will receive a gift bag and a requested gift of their choice. Checks should be made payable to LifeStream Services and mailed to 1701 Pilgrim Blvd., Yorktown, Ind. 47396. Please note AngelWish on the check.

Monetary donation containers can also be found at the following locations: Ed’s Glass and More, 1300 S. Batavia Ave., Muncie; Faizan Gas and Food, 11387 W. U.S. Hwy. 36, Losantville; Mount Pleasant Grocery, 11546 U.S. Hwy. 35, Muncie, and The Caffeinery, 401 S. Walnut St., Muncie.

Those interested in supporting the AngelWish program can contact Laura Bray, volunteer services administrator,800-589-1121 or lbray@lifestreaminc.org. The support form can be filled out online at lifestreaminc.org/angelwish.

LifeStream began serving seniors and people with disabilities in Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties on July 1, 2017.

LifeStream is a nonprofit Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafés, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. Information: 800-589-1121 or lifestreaminc.org.

Article source: http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2017/11/21/angelwish-program-help-isolated-seniors-holiday-season/862365001/

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