PVM Foundation Giving Matters Spring 2017

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getINVOLVED! $500

Your gift can buy all training equipment for a Village!


can provide all the awards for the event!


can send an entire Village!

To donate: Visit GiveToPVMF.org

matters GIVING


Through the Village Victory Cup, you can keep residents healthy and engaged

“What is this medal?,” Barb asked every day. “You won that at the Village Victory Cup,” The Village of Westland’s memory care staff replied. “I did?” Barb beamed with pride and grasped the medal. Every day she won it again. You can touch lives like Barb’s through the Village Victory Cup, PVM’s annual resident competition.

“It’s built for everyone,” says Tom Wyllie, Director of Wellness. “Every level of mobility and ability can compete.” Three hundred residents compete, and it’s making more than a one-day impact. Residents begin training as early as one year before the event! That training means an increase in social and physical activity all year long. For $500, you can provide the equipment a village needs to train for the event. You can provide transportation, food, team shirts or, of course—the medals—through your philanthropic support. “It’s amazing how engaged residents are! We get letters, emails and calls every year.” Wyllie smiles, “Roger Myers, PVM’s CEO got a hand-written letter from a resident suggesting we turn off the AC for balloon volleyball: the wind was interfering with her team’s balloon. We heard her. We left the air on, but now teams switch sides halfway through the match to assure fairness.”

or simply use the reply envelope enclosed with your newsletter

Smiles, laughs and happy tears!

Share in the Victory Cup to see your donations at work!





Give to your local Village! Friends & Family fundraising campaign starts April 1st This April, you can invest directly in the daily lives and well-being of older adults. The gifts given during the Friends and Family campaign will provide for needs directly identified by PVM residents. Donors like YOU make it possible for older adults thrive in their PVM Villages and communities. If there were no local giving, countless seniors could be without basic services and programs including: •Security cameras to provide safety and protection • Resident activities that reduce isolation through fellowship and socialization • Exercise equipment to keep residents active and healthy • Computer and internet upgrades to learn and explore •And so much more!

Without you, and the Friends & Family Campaign, Bernice Jones (center) would not have a musical outlet and Michael Carney (L) and Juanita Craig (R) couldn’t enjoy the music from the piano YOU made possible.

EVERY GIFT MATTERS! YOU will positively touch the life of an older adult. Visit PVMF.org to learn more or contact Bobie Clement, 248.281.7252 or bclement@pvm.org.




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Paige Vanzo, editor, at 248.281.2043 or email pvanzo@pvm.org


Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation

Did you know you can secure a fixed rate annuity that will generate annual payments for life by making a contribution to PVM? Investments start at $2,500. Without obligation, PVM Foundation would like to answer any questions you may have. Please call Paul Miller

248.281.2045 MyLegacy.pvmf.org


Until no senior needs us, we need you. Please continue to support Michigan’s older adults!

right now...BECAUSE OF YOU

Enjoy this look at your recent accomplishments.

21 FRAIL OLDER ADULTS ARE GETTING A NEW TYPE OF CARE! All 21 elders are participants of PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Southeast Michigan and need the advanced care usually found in nursing homes. But, your generosity means these seniors— some with almost no income—can avoid the depressing and lonely feeling of an When asked what they most looked forward institutional nursing home, and move into to, ALL of the Shahbazim, or Green House the comfortable Weinberg Green Houses. nurses, replied “Meeting the elders!” This team can’t wait to start serving!

It’s a new type of health care space—the first of its kind in the the City of Detroit. Elders have privacy in their own bedroom and bathroom, but the company of living with others. Bedrooms surround a central hearth, an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large dining table to share meals, and a family room with a TV. All of this because of YOU!

PACE participants like John can live in the Weinberg Green Houses. Through a partnership with the PACE Southeast Michigan, the Weinberg Green Houses will provide a range of care to older adults! Shahbaz, Carlotta McMurray prepares cookies for the Weinberg Green House open house guests. All of the Shahbazim, or Green House aides, will cook for the elders.

DETROIT: COMING HOME TO HARTFORD VILLAGE Why is another Village in Detroit so important?

“It’s beautiful. Every day here is like a vacation.” Barbara and Paul Watson said of Hartford Village.

The people! Residents are settling in to this community—within walking distance of schools and a thriving neighborhood activity center. Older adults are important to this special neighborhood. The project’s heart? YOU. Donors. Philanthropy made this project happen—over $470,000 was raised in partnership with Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Its importance hasn’t gone unnoticed. On March 16, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson joined PVM along with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and other local dignitaries for a ribbon cutting. YOU can see the project yourself at the Grand Opening, June 8.


To make a donation, please call 248.281.2040 or visit GiveToPVMF.org

THE VILLAGE OF HILLSIDE BARRIER-FREE AND LOVIN’ IT! Jeanette is in her new home and no longer has to climb stairs. The Village of Hillside has TWO elevators and is barrier-free thanks to YOU and your gifts.

IN 2017 you can...


THE VILLAGE OF EAST HARBOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER WITHIN SIGHT! You can make it a reality! Why we need YOU: The current therapy room is severely limited in space at approx. 900 square feet. This project will triple the size of the therapy gym, allowing the highly trained staff to provide more effective treatment to more seniors in a shorter period of time. The result? Quicker and improved recovery for older adults! The new wellness gym will include a dedicated space with specialized therapy equipment for clients in the outpatient therapy program, allowing them continuity and convenience as they rehabilitate at home—a tremendous benefit for a healthy recovery!

“I paid a lot of money for many years to use outdated equipment at commercial gyms. The new Wellness Center will be like having a modern training center right on our campus.” –Fred Pankow, Resident pvmf.org


3% Seriously.

Of money given in Michigan —only 3% is given for seniors.* Outrageous, right?!

YOU CAN HELP! Use these events to get the word out!

Inspire Possibilities Breakfast, Grosse Pointe Complimentary Breakfast – introduce others to PVM! Grosse Pointe War Memorial May 19, 2017

THE VILLAGE OF OAKMAN MANOR CELEBRATED 10 YEARS IN DETROIT! You are a big part of those 10 years! As one of PVM’s nine Detroit Villages—The Village of Oakman Manor has helped to meet the still critical need for income-based senior housing in Detroit. In those years, you’ve done what housing alone cannot—your giving makes housing a home. You’ve provided a pool table, funds for resident activities and most recently, outdoor furniture!

Here’s to another 10+ years of partnering for a better Detroit! LEFT: Minnie Mcree, an original resident at Oakman Manor.

Inspire Possibilities Breakfast, Macomb County Complimentary Breakfast – help complete The Health & Wellness Center at The Village of East Harbor! Sycamore Hills Golf Club September 14, 2017

Hartford Village Grand Opening Celebrate and see philanthropy in action at Hartford Village! June 8, 2017

BUY A TICKET! 14th Annual PVMF Gala LIFE IS SWEET The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation November 17, 2017 Presented by Morrison Community Living


ABOVE: Bernice Smith has lived at Oakman Manor for one month and she loves it! LEFT: Mayetta Kemp, resident since 2014, welcomed guests. Her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters were there too!

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Village Victory Cup The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center June 23, 2017

Call to learn more! Paige Vanzo Manager of Special Events and Donor Relations 248-281-2043


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GIVING: A VITAL PIECE TO A BIG HONOR PVM awarded best managed non-profit by Crain’s Detroit Donors, you did it again! Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is Crain’s Detroit Business 2016 Best-Managed Nonprofit. THANK YOU!! Crain’s decision was focused on organizations which overcame challenges. PVM’s Thome Rivertown Neighborhood on the Detroit riverfront is an unbelievable place that does so much for older adults in need—but the project was confronted with many challenges. It took eight years of outright persistence and will to bring it from concept to reality. The Thome Rivertown Neighborhood is a $45 million development. YOU gave $11 million dollars to make it happen. Remarkably, the dollars raised came mostly from first-time donors. The largest two gifts came from, of all places, the Baltimore, Maryland area. Without donors, this project would still be a concept on the drawing board. Crain’s could easily see that PVM met the challenges of The Thome Rivertown. Partnering with donors was—and will always be, the way PVM can overcome! THANK YOU! To read the article in Crain’s Detroit Business visit pvmf.org. Thome Rivertown resident Mary Morris and Shahbaz Emma Williams give donors a thumbs up! Thome Rivertown site, before and after.


“…the dollars raised came mostly from first time donors. The largest two gifts came from, of all places, the Baltimore, Maryland area. Without donors, this project would still be a concept on the drawing board. ”

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