Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
A newsletter for donors and friends of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
Because of YOUR donation
DIANE’S SMILE WAS RESTORED
RESIDENT EMERGENCY HELP FUND
DIANE WAS FACED WITH A NEW BILL FOR $10,000 THAT SHE COULD NOT AFFORD. CREATIVE SOLUTIONS WERE REQUIRED.
WHEN EMERGENCIES HAPPEN – YOU ARE THE LIFE LINE
aying bills versus going to the dentist to relieve constant tooth pain was a tough choice for The Village of Warren Glenn resident Diane Sexton. “Bills need to be paid first. Dental work along with other things are a very distant second,” said Diane. Because of you, the PVM Foundation donor, the Resident Emergency Help Fund is able to provide emergency financial assistance to residents facing very tough choices.
Your Gift to the Resident Emergency Help Fund Restored Diane’s Smile
Diane worked her whole life and was eagerly looking forward to a retirement with her husband. However, life had different plans and it all changed with just one word...cancer. “I was there for my husband as he suffered with cancer. When you love someone that is what you do,” says Diane. The medical bills mounted. Diane
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had many tough decisions to make. She took a cash buy out on her pension to cover her husband’s medical care.
“ It is so nice that they have this program to help people. I never would have been able to have these procedures without it.”
After his passing, Diane was left alone and fearful with Social Security as her only source of income. Her own wellbeing and self-care, like going to the dentist, were now luxuries she could not afford. Some good news came when Diane found The Village of Warren Glenn, in 2016, a community that fit her budget. Diane makes the most of her new home. She organizes and cooks the monthly birthday dinners and decorates the bulletin boards and lobby for every season. However, the Golden Frog award is probably her lasting legacy. Each month a resident that demonstrates outstanding citizenship receives the Golden Frog award.
Ms. Sexton was faced with a new bill for $10,000 that she could not afford. Creative solutions were required. Ms. Sexton found a dental school that helped reduce her bill. However the remaining balance was still too high. When Diane found out about the PVM Resident Emergency Help Fund she applied and her prayers were answered when she received an emergency aid request.
Accompanying the framed award is a golden frog plush toy that’s displayed proudly outside the resident’s apartment for the month. “This frog that I found at a second-hand store, provides so much joy. I love handing it out each month,” Diane proudly explains.
Your donations make it possible to help a resident with unforeseen expenses, like Ms. Sexton. “It is so nice that they have this program to help people. I never would have been able to have these procedures without it.”
While she was spreading so much joy, she was also experiencing severe mouth pain. “I was exhausted each night, and I could not really eat anything but soup,” says Diane. A tough choice of not going to the dentist unfortunately resulted in the need for major dental work.
Donations helped pay for the expensive dental work for Ms. Sexton. Because of you, residents encountering hardship can access the PVM Resident Emergency Help Fund. Please continue to donate and support older adults when they are in peril and fearful.
Over the course of several visits, she had to have all her back teeth pulled and replaced with partials. In the middle of the visits Ms. Sexton was involved in a car accident that totaled her car. Despite all these setbacks, Ms. Sexton has remained positive and thankful for her PVM family. “I look forward to resuming my position on the activities committee and handing out the Golden Frog. I love my Warren Glenn family!”
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YOUR DONATION AT WORK
SO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DONATION? FIND OUT….
Your gift in 2020 made a real difference. This message describes how you and your generosity made the magic happen! You, the caring donor, performed wonderful acts of kindness during COVID-19. Without your donation, these things would not have happened!
Th an k Yo u!
136 PVM frontline staff members received financial aid during COVID-19 – Thank you Donors!
Through the Resident Help Fund, residents received financial aid to pay for
medical bills, utilities and other necessities like food,
dental care and eyeglasses. – Thank you Donors! With older adults sheltering at home, visiting their doctor changed.
All Villages received
Telehealth became a critical lifeline to getting
– Thank you Donors!
medical care without the risk of leaving home – Thank you Donors!
Technology Enhancements were
The Village of East Harbor broke ground on its brand new
purchased to reduce social isolation. PVM residents received Google Nests, tablets, etc. to keep residents connected with family and friends, and active! – Thank you Donors!
health & wellness center, a facility designed solely for the specific needs of older adults. 2.1M was raised! – Thank you Donors!
Because of you, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan can do so much good for an older adult in need, even during a pandemic! You matter more than you know. YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. 4 Your GIVING matters
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
SUPPORT PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND CARE ABOUT! Friends & Family, Give Locally April 1 to April 30 It’s time to give locally. Your gift during Friends and Family will help support a resident. YOUR gift will support the Resident Activities Fund. YOUR gift will provide educational opportunities, low-impact exercise and, day trips.
Every gift YOU give will get a Village closer to a matching gift!
YOUR gift will provide lunches, fellowship, and other young-at-heart activities. YOUR gift will make an older adult healthier and keep them connected.
Your gift may be matched up to $5,000
Are YOU ready to help a senior to live a happy, healthy life? Please give today!
✁ SUPPORT LOCALLY – FRIENDS & FAMILY APRIL 1 – 30 would like to to support a Village(s): YES! I_____________________________________________
❍ Here is my gift of: $_________________________ To donate: Visit PVMF.org or use the reply envelope enclosed with this newsletter.
Thank you for your support! 248-281-2040
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Thank you! SPRING 2021
ALL BEQUESTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
THE KIMBLES GIVE A THUMBS UP TO LEAVING A BEQUEST TO PVM, FROM THE BALCONY OF THE WEINBERG GREEN HOUSES AT THOME RIVERTOWN IN DETROIT
HIS “2ND ACT” IS ALL ABOUT SERVICE TO OLDER ADULTS om Kimble spent a majority of his career at General Motors in finance. After he retired his 2nd Act began...a life of volunteering his time, talents and treasurers to Southeast Michigan nonprofits. The majority of his efforts centered on older adults.
“African American older adults need quality places to live that are truly affordable. PVM is the organization that is doing it now and will in the future. I also want to be a role model for my children to be philanthropic and support the future of PVM,” says Tom.
As chair of AARP Michigan, he was the keynote speaker at a PVM Foundation Gala. From that point on he became more and more involved with PVM. He serves on the PVM Foundation Board. A few years ago he and his wife, Diandria, co-chaired the PVM Foundation Gala – yes the same Gala he spoke at years before.
Thank you to the Kimbles for believing in PVM. The Kimble’s bequest will ensure quality faith based senior living for every older adult for years to come.
In 2020 the Kimbles decided to leave a bequest for PVM. “My charge is to have every older adult live with dignity and purpose. No one can do this better than PVM,” Tom proclaims.
Any bequest, large or small, can make a difference.
Kudos to a wonderful 2nd act! Please consider your 2nd act by leaving a bequest to PVM.
Contact us at 248-281-2040 or email email@example.com to learn more, or visit pvmf.org.
As a man of color, Tom feels leaving a bequest for the future is very important for several reasons.
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YOUR DONATION CREATES JOBS – GOOD JOBS!
DID YOU KNOW? Your Giving and its Ripple Effect Your Giving Matters, is the name of the PVM Foundation newsletter and it wasn’t a name chosen lightly. Hopefully by reading the articles you feel more connected to PVM’s Mission and those we serve while also feeling the pure joy of giving. Your Giving Matters, each and every day!
PAUL MILLER, PVM FOUNDATION PRESIDENT
I bet you don’t think about how your giving matters to the local economy. Well, it matters a lot! Perhaps I can prove it to you with some eye-opening stats below: Did you know when PVM built Thome Rivertown Neighborhood of Detroit, over 637 new jobs resulted throughout the region? Of these, 277 are permanent career jobs that continue to help Detroiters raise their families and cement their roots in SE Michigan.* Your Giving Matters! Did you know Thome Rivertown has a ripple effect of $22 million/year in jobs, money spent and investing in the local SE Michigan economy? Your Giving Matters! $11,000,000 was donated to build Thome Rivertown Neighborhood, contributing to a $55,000,000 overall investment. Without your donations it would NOT be here today. Your Giving Matters!
PVM’S THOME RIVERTOWN OF DETROIT
PVM is embarking on 4 new campuses similar to Thome Rivertown Neighborhood in Pontiac, Port Huron, Westland and Flint. Think about the new jobs and dollars that will flow into the local economy. Your Giving Matters! Your gift to PVM saves a life, creates a job and strengthens a community each day. Your Giving truly Matters! Thank you for supporting older adults and the communities they call home.
Paul J. Miller, CFRE
*East Jefferson PACE / AAL Project Economic Impact Analysis, May 12, 2010
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THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY MOBILITY! Because you gave, Marie was able to get her car repaired. Now she can get to her appointments!
MARIE ZENON, RESIDENT AT THE VILLAGE OF PEACE MANOR IN CLINTON TWP.
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