NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
SENIORS FIRST, Inc. is soliciting proposals from interested Food Service Vendors capable of providing hot, cold, and frozen Home Delivered and Congregate Meals for their elderly clients in Orange County, Florida.
Proposal format and instructions will be available on or after March 13, 2013 from Seniors First, Inc. and can be picked up at their offices at 5395 L.B. McLeod Road, Orlando, Florida 32811 on weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, sent certified express mail, emailed upon request, or accessed on our website at www.seniorsfirstinc.org/links. Proposals will be due at the Seniors First, Inc. offices no later than 3:00pm on April 11, 2013.
A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 5395 L.B. McLeod Road, Orlando, Florida 32811 on March 21, 2013 at 10:00am. Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend. All questions or inquiries should be directed to telephone (407) 615-8964, attention Sue Kenard.
High Tea & Hats 2013
The 6th Annual High Tea & Hats event held at The Peabody Orlando on Sunday, February 17, 2013 proved to be a huge success. The beautiful ballroom was alive with color as more than 340 guests wearing vibrant hats helped raise over $48,000 to support seniors living in Orange and Seminole counties.
The day was filled with delights and surprises as guests bid on items in the silent auction and waited to see if their numbers were called in the chance auction. Dr. Ann Manley, accepted the third annual Hats Off Award on behalf of Dr. Phillips Charities, recognizing the charitable organization for its significant contributions to Seniors First and the Central Florida community.
With all the amazing hats in the room, our Hat Judges had a difficult job in choosing the best! Congratulations to our Hat Winners:
- Mad Hatter Award – Betsy Stanton
- Prim & Proper Tea Hat Award – Darylle Miller
- Most Fascinating Fascinator Award – Judith Topper
- Harriett’s Hat Award, Best of Show – Donna Boyer
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, guests, The Peabody Orlando, WKMG’s Lauren Rowe and Leslye Gale of Magic 107.7! It was a record breaking event and one that our guests will always remember!
Guardianship Training Class Schedule for 2013
Classes are held at Seniors First’s main office, at 5395 L. B. McLeod Rd., Orlando Fl 23811. Please call 407-297-9980 for a registration form to be sent to you.
Heartfelt thanks to our Sponsors, Volunteers, Participants and thousands of spectators.
The 23rd Annual Turkey Trot was a huge success because of YOU!
There was a nip in the air, but the sun was shining as more than 5,600 participants gathered to raise funds to help seniors live independently! Glenn K., 88-years-young, wins the trophy for the oldest registered participant, and college student, Will Bridges, was the first trotter to cross the finish line at 15:10. There were Angry Birds and Ninja Turtles, a slice of pumpkin pie, turkeys, pilgrims, and many other fabulous costumes that added to the fun and festive Turkey Trot spirit. Heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who came out to the event to keep our participants safe and encouraged and to all who dropped off Operation Warm Fuzzies gifts! Your spirit and commitment to our seniors is truly appreciated.
Many Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors!
Each year, our generous sponsors help us create this memorable event that brings awareness to our mission. Thank you Sponsors, for your compassion and support of our mission to help seniors live independently.
Bank of America
Central Florida News 13
SUNNY 1059 FM
Pace Setter Sponsors
Florida Home Health Equipment & Supplies
Foley & Lardner, LLP
G.A. Food Service, Inc.
Home Instead Senior Care
Wellcare Health Plans
Pace Car Sponsor
Bright House Networks
Race Fan Sponsors
Harbour Private Duty Nursing
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Clear Channel Outdoor
McCoy Federal Credit Union
Mile Marker Motivators
Mickey Hage Real Estate Group
Moore, Stephens, Lovelace, P.A.
Mutual of America
Share The Care
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
TURKEY CHALLENGE! …and the Race to Baste Turkey Challenge winners are:
Whether they trotted or not, friends of Seniors First joined together to help raise funds to keep seniors living independently.
Top Turkey Trophy – Margaret Sauer
2nd Place Turkey Trophy – George Royal
3rd Place Turkey Trophy – Shearon Arnott
Many thanks to you all!
Be a Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver
Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to deliver 5,020 meals each week in Orange County! The need for volunteers is growing every day, as more seniors turn to Meals On Wheels to help them remain independent and in their own homes. Most of our volunteers deliver meals one day a week, with routes that will take no longer than two hours to complete. Volunteer with your children or grandchildren! Meals On Wheels is a wonderful way to help teach responsibility and the importance of community service.
Create a Delivery Team
“Adopt-A-Route” is a simple way for corporations, church groups, social and service clubs to give back to the community. Seniors First will work with your company or organization to create a tailored meal route that will support our seniors and promote team building. Those who “Adopt-A-Route” will take on the delivery requirements of one route, one day a week (Mon-Fri) by providing a team of two for no more than two hours (between 9am and noon).
For information on how to get started call Lorraine Shumaker at 407-615-8982.