June is Seniors’ Month and ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services is encouraging the community to shop, dine and golf locally in support of their Shop for Seniors campaign.
ONE CARE has come together with local businesses across Huron and Perth counties to raise funds to help support seniors in our community. Throughout the month of June, retail businesses, restaurants and golf courses will be generously donating a portion of their proceeds to ONE CARE.
“One Care holds a special place in my heart, as they took incredible care of my Nana for a number of years, Mary McGorman,” says Krista Moore, Owner and Operator, Madelyn’s Diner in Stratford. “My Nana was a feisty 101 year old who with the help and assistance of One Care, was able to live in her own home right until the end of her days this past October. As a family, we couldn’t gather to celebrate her truly incredible life, so when I was approached to participate in this month long campaign it was the perfect opportunity to honour the legacy that she left behind.”
Funds raised through the Shop for Seniors campaign will go directly towards a senior or older adult with health challenges in need of subsidized fees, as well as the purchase of essential equipment. ONE CARE is working hard to ensure cost is not a barrier to receiving the programs and services that clients rely on. Many of these programs and services require equipment, and funding does not cover the cost of many of these essential items.
“We are happy to participate in this campaign and support ONE CARE,” says Adam Marshall, General Manager, Beach Street Station in Goderich. “Throughout the pandemic, we have received incredible support from our local community and we are grateful to have the opportunity to give back and support our seniors, especially during this difficult time.”
More than 30 businesses across Huron and Perth counties will be participating in ONE CARE’s Shop for Seniors campaign. Visit onecaresupport.ca or follow ONE CARE on Facebook for a full list of participating businesses and their designated dates throughout the month of June.
“It has been a difficult year for everyone and it is important that we continue to support one another,” says Kathy Scanlon, Executive Director, ONE CARE. “Our local businesses have been greatly affected by the pandemic and this is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to support and promote those businesses, while also raising funds to ensure our seniors are receiving the care they need.”
In honour of Seniors’ Month, the community is encouraged to come together this June to support local businesses who have been operating at a reduced capacity or temporarily shut down throughout the pandemic, while also helping to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in our community.