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Holiday Gift Drive 2017
“Operation Warm Fuzzies”

100_1404The holidays can be a lonely time for seniors who often don’t have friends or family to celebrate with.  This year we have set the goal of collecting 1,400 cozy throw blankets for our senior citizens.  Won’t you donate and let them know they are not forgotten this holiday season?  More info.

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The 28th Annual Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k

Join us and 5000 of your closest friends Thanksgiving morning in a race to end senior hunger!  The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k is one of the oldest and largest  fun runs held in Orlando each year.  Be there at 7am to compete in the costume and turkey call contests then run, walk or jog when the race begins at 8am.  After the race cool off and watch the little ones run the kids Tot Trot.  We’ll see you at Lake Eola (corner of Robinson and Eola Dr.) bright and early to trot before we gobble on Thanksgiving Day!  Sign up now for discounted registrations here.

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Carol invites Congress to #SaveLunch

Meals on Wheels programs are serving 23 million fewer meals today than in 2005 due to funding that has not kept pace with inflation and the rapid and consistent growth in America’s senior population. In an effort to influence the fiscal year 2018 federal funding decisions, the nationwide Meals on Wheels network has launched a multi-channel effort to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
Because eight out of 10 local Meals on Wheels programs rely on federal funding to serve vulnerable seniors across the country, the network has launched a nationwide effort – #SaveLunch – to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
It’s important to note that donations made to Meals on Wheels America, the national organization, support awareness and advocacy, which are extremely important, but those funds do not go directly to feeding seniors. Only donations made directly to your local Meals on Wheels providers like Seniors First will help to feed people right here in our community. Donate Now.
Read more on the proposed cuts and get some perspective from our President/CEO Marsha L. Lorenz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors First, Inc., 5395 LB McLeod Road, Orlando, FL 32811 | Phone 407-292-0177 | Fax 407-292-2773 | info@seniorsfirstinc.org