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Christmas For The Elderly

Holiday program raises $38K for Porter County elderly

Holiday program raises $38K for Porter County elderly

VALPARAISO | Frank and Jane celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with dinner at Rodini's in Michigan City.

January 20, 2014 5:30 pm
New glasses would brighten Milan's day

New glasses would brighten Milan's day

PORTAGE | Milan could use an eye exam and a new pair of glasses. His glasses are basically held together by tape. Christmas for the Elderly program will help make his wish come true.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Recliner would make life easier for Bernice

Recliner would make life easier for Bernice

VALPARAISO | Bernice, 82, has a lot of shoulder, knee and leg pain, much of it due to arthritis. A recliner would help her be more comfortable when she is in her living room. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make her wish come true.

December 22, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Bruce grateful for VNA services

Bruce grateful for VNA services

HEBRON | Bruce hopes to walk on his own some day. But with a bad hip and two bad knees he is wheelchair bound right now. He would love to have a sock aid and CD player this holiday season. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make his wish come true.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hospital bed would make life easier

Hospital bed would make life easier

HEBRON | Janis has been sleeping in a recliner for months. A hospital bed would be just what she needs to get comfortable.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lift chair will help Vietnam veteran

Lift chair will help Vietnam veteran

VALPARAISO| The entire family is helping Jack get better, day by day. But Jack could use a lift chair to make things easier for himself and for his family. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help Jack with that wish.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Couple want to have a 68th anniversary date

Couple want to have a 68th anniversary date

PORTER| Frank, 91, and Jane, 89, wold love to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary with a dinner out at a restaurant. Their mobility is limited so they don't get out much. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make their wish come true.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Faith helps woman through cancer battle

Faith helps woman through cancer battle

VALPARAISO | Pam has been battling stage 3 ovarian cancer for almost two years and has been spending a lot of time at home. Her television has been broken for three months and she hopes with the assistance of Christmas for the Elderly she can get a new TV.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

CHESTERTON | Mary is thankful for the new heater she has in her home. She can now be comfortable and not worry about getting cold, thanks to the Christmas for the Elderly program.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Christmas for the Elderly surpasses its goal

VALPARAISO | The Christmas for the Elderly program raised $45,297.50 to help people in the community this holiday season.

January 06, 2013 4:45 pm
Ray could use some assistance

Ray could use some assistance

Ray would love to get a lift chair for the holidays through the Christmas for the Elderly program.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lifeline helps Sandra feel safe, secure

Lifeline helps Sandra feel safe, secure

PORTAGE | Knowing she can get help at the push of a button, Sandra, 71, feels safe in her home.

December 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Christmas for the Elderly: Woman hopes to be home after the holidays

Christmas for the Elderly: Woman hopes to be home after the holidays

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.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Hoping to get better and help others

Hoping to get better and help others

VALPARAISO | Jeffrey hopes to regain his strength and one day volunteer again.

December 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Staying positive helps Ernest

Staying positive helps Ernest

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.

December 09, 2012 7:30 pm
Making life easier for Daniel

Making life easier for Daniel

PORTAGE | Daniel doesn't get around like he used to.

December 07, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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One step at a time

One step at a time

Brenda would love to have a lift chair through the Christmas for the Elderly program.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am
One step at a time: Visiting Nurse Association collecting money for 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.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am
Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

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.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ramped up: Constructing a home ramp becoming easier with know-how, kits and support

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.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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