A Message from the President
As the President of the Foundation, I get a chance to visit with many clubs and groups, and there is one thing that continues to upset me. There are many residents in the Village who are unaware of the many kinds of help that are available if they encounter hard times. And hard times seem to be around more now with inflation impacting older adults who have limited and often fixed incomes.
As a result, it is my and the Foundation Board’s continuing resolution this year to make residents aware of the help available right here in the Village from the Foundation. With the help of Social Services, a resident can access a range of help that can get them through a difficult period. Key among the help available is temporary financial assistance that can pay for caregiver services, an unexpected prescription not covered by insurance, a high electric bill, dental services or medical care, or hearing aid repair, among other items. Also available for those experiencing difficult times are grocery and gas cards. Financial assistance in obtaining emergency response devices is also available.
How do you find out if you qualify for Foundation assistance? A resident only has to go Social Services which is located in the rear of the Community Center on the first floor. Trained staff can also be reached at 949-597-4267 who will explain how to qualify for such temporary emergency assistance. Privacy is ensured, and all requests are kept confidential.
Please share this information with someone who can benefit from it. Please help us get the word out on the help available right here in the Village. Remember the Foundation’s motto is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
Marcy Sheinwold, J.D.
One example of what the Foundation does for Village residents in need: