Christmas For The Elderly
VALPARAISO | The Christmas for the Elderly program raised $45,297.50 to help people in the community this holiday season.
Ray would love to get a lift chair for the holidays through the Christmas for the Elderly program.
PORTAGE | Knowing she can get help at the push of a button, Sandra, 71, feels safe in her home.
VALPARAISO | Karen is getting ready to head back to the hospital. She will be spending the Christmas holiday in the hospital as she undergoes artificial stem cell replacement in her foot and leg.
VALPARAISO | Jeffrey hopes to regain his strength and one day volunteer again.
WHEATFIELD | Ernest, 82, loves to smile and is happy-go-lucky but he can still use some assistance with a shower chair and a walker with wheels.
PORTAGE | Daniel doesn't get around like he used to.
Brenda would love to have a lift chair through the Christmas for the Elderly program.
One step at a time: Visiting Nurse Association collecting money for Christmas for the Elderly program
VALPARAISO | Courage. Brenda has a lot of that to get through her daily routine.
SOUTH HAVEN | Don, 87, would not be able to live alone without help from the Christmas for the Elderly program. He received help a couple of years ago including a lift chair, Lifeline and a companion homemaker.
Lesly Bailey, marketing consultant for Porter County Aging and Community Services, says after the installation of a ramp at the home of Judy Hood, the Valparaiso woman is appreciative and thankful for the help she has received as she adjusts to life as an amputee.
VALPARAISO | The Christmas for the Elderly program has already brought in more than $36,000 in donations for the annual program.
CHESTERTON | At 81, Carolyn wants to continue making her own decisions.
Carolyn hopes to get an eye exam and a new pair of glasses through the Christmas for the elderly program.
PORTAGE | With her Lifeline pendant around her neck, Patricia said she knows help is always just a click away, but that wasn't always the case.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | After suffering a ministroke and battling a kidney ailment last year, Polly is bouncing back.
CHESTERTON | One morning, two years ago, Lee's day quickly turned into a nightmare when her hip popped out and she fell on the floor of her Chesterton home.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | For years, James did strenuous labor, working for a Harvey, Ill.-based railroad equipment manufacturer.
VALPARAISO | With hundreds of the local senior citizens in need this holiday season, the Porter County Visiting Nurse Association is hoping to better last year's near-record amount raised through the Christmas for the Elderly program.
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