Throughout the year, ElderCare of Alachua County assists seniors in need. The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for these seniors, financially and emotionally, as many are homebound and lack a family support system.
Help make a difference by participating in the annual ElderCare Holiday Drive. Drop off nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies and personal care items to help the cause.
Faculty and staff at UF Health provided more than 250 seniors with much-needed donations during last year’s drive. Around 2,500 pounds of food were contributed from across the organization. Employees participated before or after work, spending 350 hours to pick up boxes, sort through items and distribute them to recipients.
ElderCare is a grant- and donation-funded agency that provides home and community-based services for the elderly in our area. It is operated by UF Health Shands.
To learn how to donate, visit Eldercare.UFHealth.org or call 352-265-0680, ext. 44832.