CareOne at King James, Atlantic Highlands, NJ Supports Elderly Residents Impacted By Hurricane Irma With Donations

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“The large population of elderly residents in Florida need our help after one of the most powerful storms to ever impact the state,” says Elizabeth Strauss, Executive VP of CareOne and Special Projects Director for the company’s charitable giving.

As the state with the highest percentage of residents 65 and older, Florida faces another stark reality: many elderly people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are in need of medical supplies, food and other non-perishable goods in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

New Jersey-based CareOne is offering assistance to this fragile population by donating equipment and supplies to seniors who are in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The community can join CareOne in the relief effort by dropping off donations at CareOne at King James in Atlantic Highlands prior to October 5. The public is invited to a send-off event for the donation truck to Florida on October 5 at 11:00 a.m. at CareOne at King James. During the event, people who were helped after Hurricane Sandy by the CareOne Sandy Relief Fund will join Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda C. LeGrice.

CareOne is sending sanitation and general cleaning items, children’s and adult diapers, toiletries, batteries, formula, adult and children’s clothing and jackets, non-perishable food items and blankets to the residents of Florida. Monetary donations for Florida and Puerto Rico support efforts can be made out to The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Foundation.

Florida is home to nearly 5.2 million seniors age 60 and older and approximately one in four of them suffers some physical impairment, according to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

“The large population of elderly residents in Florida need our help after one of the most powerful storms to ever impact the state,” says Elizabeth Strauss, Executive VP of CareOne and Special Projects Director for the company’s charitable giving.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there were more than 1.6 million people who were at least 75 years old in Florida in 2015, and it considers almost half of them disabled. This includes 221,000 who have trouble concentrating, remembering things or making decisions.

CareOne is also joining the relief efforts in Puerto Rico, flying in over 20k lbs of generators, 1,000 vials of insulin, food and water, as well as evacuating elderly residents in need of medical care. CareOne and InnovaCare have also organized a “Starry Night Masquerade Ball” benefit for Puerto Rico on Oct. 19 in New York City to fast-track disaster relief funds to the island, where residents are in crisis and millions still remain without power,

For more information on how to participate in these relief efforts, call CareOne at 1-877-99-CARE1 (22731) or visit http://www.care-one.com/puertorico. Monetary donations can be made to the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Foundation.

About CareOne
With services that include post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs, CareOne offers compassionate care in gracious, professionally managed centers and communities. CareOne serves thousands of seniors every day. With more than 29 centers in New Jersey, CareOne’s outstanding programs and services are conveniently located throughout the state. Interested parties can engage with CareOne on social media by following @CareOneMgt on Twitter, @careonemgt on Instagram, and Care-One Management, LLC on Facebook and LinkedIn. For more information about CareOne, please visit http://www.care-one.com

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Media contacts:
Patricia Chiorello
VP of Communications and Census Development, CareOne
551-245-4840

Beth Brody
Oxford Communications
908-295-0600
beth(at)brodypr(dot)com

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