What the heck are you talking about?
FIGHT FOR OLDER ADULTS?! I have a bad back!
The harsh reality is, when charitable causes compete, older adults can be forgotten. But there’s hope! Things are getting better. Aging needs are getting more attention on a statewide and national scale, but we’ve just started down the road. Your Mom. Your Dad. Maybe even YOU need more caring people to take up this cause. To volunteer, donate, care and advocate—to fight. You, PVM donor, are our greatest asset. You’re already in the trenches. Caring people like you are ensuring that older adults can live with dignity and purpose—no matter their circumstances. You know that it’s not just the very poor who are affected. You’ve seen how a battle with cancer, a fall or the loss of a spouse can send a life spinning out of control.
Thank you for choosing to fight for older adults! Please continue to stay involved, to spread the word and continue to donate! P.S. Good News! Governor Snyder’s economic roadmap makes planning for Michigan’s aging population a priority! According to Michigan’s 21st Century Economy Commission; mi21stcenturyeconomy.com
Ways you can join the fight:
VOLUNTEER! We can use your help in multiple ways! From fall clean-ups to board leadership – you have skills that can make an impact!
DONATE! Make a donation to an organization that serves (and fights for) older adults!
PICK UP THE PHONE! Call your elected representatives – let them know you care about the needs of older adults!
ADVOCATE! Get others involved. By sharing in the cause, you create a better world!
BECAUSE YOU GIVE TO A CAUSE THAT PUTS VETERANS FIRST, DAWN AND DENNIS HAVE A HOME.
Dawn could see Dennis wasn’t quite himself. It turns out he had vascular dementia which affected his memory— and mobility. They needed help. Their home was no longer safe for Dennis and he needed care that Dawn couldn’t provide alone. They looked for housing, everywhere and everything close to their daughter’s home: 13 places total—some they knew they couldn’t afford. They were desperate. Then, they found The Village of Holly Woodlands. It was safe, friendly, and close. Thanks to PVM’s veteran preference program, the wait list was a miraculous 2 weeks, not the regular 2 years! They now have a safe place to live near their daughter. Dawn can even keep working! She coordinates Meals on Wheelsat the Village!
Dawn & Dennis are still together in love and loving their new home!
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A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
can change the lives of seniors.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is only able to provide the best quality of housing, programs and services to seniors throughout Michigan with the generous support of our donors.
Please consider a charitable bequest… Without obligation, PVM Foundation would like to answer any questions you may have. Please call Paul Miller
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Your donations make it happen!!! DEAR DONORS:
ou! Y k n a h T g i B
Your gifts DID THIS!
Without your kindness PVM would not be here today. That might sound shocking, but it is so TRUE. All roads within PVM lead to a gift from a donor. From the very first gift by Clarence D. Sterling to purchase land in 1945, to your 2017 donations, gifts have been the secret sauce to the wonderful accomplishments shared in this newsletter, each one before it, AND in the future. Your donations make it happen! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Thank you for caring enough to give. The photos below demonstrate your kindness in action. Please take a moment to enjoy your good work. Your gifts REALLY matter! THANK YOU!
These photos show your
kindness in action!
Paul J. Miller, CFRE President Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
DECK THE HALLS! THE VILLAGE OF WARREN GLENN RESIDENTS, STAFF AND GIVINGTUESDAY VOLUNTEERS DECORATE FOR HOLIDAYS. BARRIER-FREE! JEANETTE SCHEFFLER, RESIDENT AT HARBOR SPRINGS’ THE VILLAGE OF HILLSIDE, CAN COME AND GO AS SHE PLEASES!
AND NEW YOU CREATE SMILES— AR AT YE CH OPPORTUNITIES EA P! CU RY THE VILLAGE VICTO
To make a donation, please call 248.281.2040 or visit GiveToPVMF.org
Here are some of the great things YOU’VE made possible: • Transportation to appointments or outings
The Village of East Harbor
•T echnology upgrades to learn, explore and stay connected
Here’s how your gifts* were used in 2016!
• Gatherings and field trips to reduce isolation •W ellness classes, like fall prevention and equipment to stay healthy • New construction, renovations, and more! •R esident and employee emergency needs through PVM Benevolence, Resident Assistance and Kleemann Help Funds
Community Services Transportation $48,059 $ 53,200 Employee Support Technology $5,000 $1,409
• Awards like The Village of East Harbor’s Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in the Village’s nursing home. • and PVM being named Crain’s Detroit Best -managed Nonprofit of 2016!
Benevolence & Resident Assistance $224,309
Facility Improvements $1,059,445
*As of December 31, 2016, Unaudited and Rounded
N AT THE KLEEMAN WEDDING BELLS RBOR HA ST EA LLAGE OF CHAPEL AT THE VI TWP. IN CHESTERFIELD
WHAT’S COOKIN’?! KEVIN CENTALA, ADMINISTRATOR AT PONTIAC’S VILLAGE OF OAKLAND WOODS AND THE RESIDENTS LOVE THEIR REMODELED KITCHEN.
“I’M SO HAPPY!” MR. MESSINA (CENTER LEFT) IS HOME AT THE WEINBERG GREENHOUSES AT THE THOME RIVERTOWN NEIGHBOORHOOD IN DETROIT.
THE GINES AND TH EIR DOG CHINA AR E HOME AT DETROIT’S HARTFO RD VILLAGE — TH ANKS TO YOU! (Photo Credit: Th e Kresge Foundatio n)
YOU ARE ALREADY A HERO.
BECOME A SUPERHERO.
The power to reach the future is in your hands. REMEMBER PVM IN YOUR WILL...
DOROTHY, A RESIDENT AT THE VILLAGE OF WESTLAND WAS A
A SOCIAL HUB AT THE VILLAGE OF WESTLAND!
SHE REACHED THE FUTURE AND MADE IT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE A BIG SCREEN TV...
LIKE IN THE COMIC BOOKS, REAL HEROES COME IN ALL
SHAPES AND SIZES.
REACH THE FUTURE?
The simplest way to benefit older adults after your lifetime is to remember PVM in your will.
CALL US AT 248-281-2043 TO LEARN MORE!
HOW DOES PVM STACK UP? PVM is
among providers of affordable housing!
in affordable housing units!
…out of the 150 largest non-profit senior living organizations in the USA.*
– TRANSLATION – Your donations make it POSSIBLE for vulnerable older adults to have safe, clean, affordable housing! *2016 LEADINGAGE ZIEGLER 150 LISTING
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
Until no older adult needs us, WE NEED YOU. Stories like these are only possible because you care enough to give. Without you, Victor would still feel like a burden.
Before you, Beatrice had no reason to live.
He was wheelchair-bound with diabetes and spinal stenosis, and relied on family to take him to doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. Wellness classes—made possible by caring donors—saved his life and gave him back his independence. Victor has lost 100 pounds and is no longer in a wheelchair. He chooses to take the stairs every day from his third floor apartment and rides his bike to Tigers’ games.
Before coming to PVM, she was waiting to die. She had severe osteoporosis, high blood pressure and other health issues. You changed her life. After becoming a resident, Beatrice lost 30 pounds and got involved. She led wellness classes. She cheered on her fellow residents at PVM’s annual wellness competition, the Village Victory Cup and volunteered as a Board member.
Older adults like Beatrice need you on their side!
Keep fighting for seniors like Victor!
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