FORT MYERS — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office staff and the Area Agency on Aging for SWFL recently sponsored Hope Healthcare’s blanket drive to provide warm blankets for isolated seniors in Hendry and Glades counties who are enrolled in the Hope Connections program. Their generous gift will help 130 aging adults this holiday season.
“It is with a giving heart that we look forward each year to partner with our lead providers and agencies such as Hope Healthcare,” said Maricela Morado, interim president and CEO of the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. “We are honored to be a part of this truly uplifting event. It brightens someone’s holiday, which is truly the reason for the season! Our entire team is always willing to donate to our partners at Hope Connections who serve two of the most rural counties within our service area; Hendry and Glades County. Ongoing partnerships with local organizations allow us to continue serving older adults and adults with disabilities in our communities.”
Hope Connections provides comprehensive support including food, home-delivered meals, and social meal centers located in Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven. Participants benefit from transportation to Hope care centers and other essential appointments, assistance with homemaking, chores and personal care, as well as vital support for caregivers and counseling services. A personal emergency response system, medical equipment, supplies and home modifications allow seniors to stay safely at home.
With more than 40 years of experience as a local, not-for-profit organization, Hope Healthcare is dedicated to providing care and comfort for people in life’s closing chapter. A compassionate team of staff and volunteers offers practical, spiritual and emotional support for the entire family. For more information, visit HopeHCS.org.