American House Senior Living Communities Celebrate Annual Holiday Hope For Seniors
Twenty-five American House Senior Living Communities across Michigan will celebrate the fourth annual Holiday Hope for Seniors campaign, beginning with a community-wide tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 29, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. For a complete list of communities and their addresses, please visit www.americanhouse.com. All are welcome.
Beginning at the tree lighting events and throughout the holiday season, paper ornaments will be sold at every American House location, with 100 percent of every donation going directly to senior citizens in need this winter. Donations will range from $5 to $20, but any amount will be greatly appreciated.
The Holiday Hope for Seniors campaign began with ideas from residents at local American House communities wishing to help their less fortunate neighbors: seniors helping seniors. Coupled with a charitable spirit and festive holiday music, 25 American House communities will set aside time to light their giving tree, and begin efforts to provide 710 local senior citizens with basic necessities like soap and toothpaste this winter. Since its inception, the Holiday Hope for Seniors program has helped more than 650 seniors in need, including 350 seniors last year alone.
This year, the program has partnered with Lighthouse of Oakland County, The Senior Alliance, The Information Center, Adult Well-Being Services, and The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation to identify 710 seniors in need of personal items this holiday season, and hopes to raise $50,000.