According to The Senior Source President/CEO Stacey Malcolmson,
The funds generated through the generosity of the Sage Society members and guests support The Senior Source’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. The ombudsmen are trained staff and volunteers who make regular visits to assisted living and nursing home facilities, and advocate for the safety and dignity of the facility residents.
Now, more than ever, the older adults residing in long-term care facilities need their ombudsmen. As the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases increase in these facilities, families who can’t visit loved ones reach out to our team for comfort. Our ombudsmen are doing everything they can to visit virtually and still remain in contact with the residents they’ve come to know and love over the years of visits. Just because the physical visits have stopped, doesn’t mean our advocacy stops. And just this past week, the ombudsmen created a FAQ list for family members considering removing their loved one from a facility.
We are actively seeking ways to make up for the lost revenue from the canceled event and were so grateful our presenting sponsor, Tolleson Wealth Management honored their commitment to us even without an actual event taking place. Sage Society Co-Chairs Connie and Chris O’Neill continue to raise funds for The Senior Source since the money is needed now more than ever to meet the growing and changing needs of older adults.
Additionally, the Sage Society is launching a (virtual) luncheon series for its members called On the Menu which will feature speakers who are experts on issues faced by older adults. The first speaker will discuss COVID-19 frauds and scams – something we could all know more about!
For more information on the Sage Society, please visit our website at https://theseniorsource.org/donate/sage/