At Friendship Manor Continuing Care Retirement Community, we pride ourselves on being a healthcare resource not only to our residents, but to our community at large. Over the past three years, we have supplied $3 million toward charitable care to seniors in the Quad Cities area with both long- and short- term needs.
As the only non-profit senior care facility in the area, Director of Development, Jeff Condit, attributes a majority of Friendship Manor’s success to communicating and gathering support for their mission within the community.
“We couldn’t be who we are to the people who need our services without community support,” said Condit. “100 percent of what we get goes to individuals.”
Another source of support for the 30 percent of residents currently on public aid at Friendship Manor comes from other residents and their families. Many of whom give additionally as an appreciative gift for the quality care they receive in both body and soul.
“When people live at Friendship Manor, their lives improve,” said Condit. “They are cared for in a timely fashion, fed better, and socially stimulated. They get better sooner and live longer.”
So far Friendship Manor has raised $85,000 in 2013, but has a goal of reaching $200,000 by the end of December for Friendship Manor, Silver Cross, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Integrated Living facilities.
“The community still believes that honoring our fathers and mothers is important,” said Condit. “As long as the community keeps seeing this as a virtue, we will be ok. We need a good year-end to finish strong and be able to continue throughout 2014.”
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