Home Instead Senior Care’s Christmas in July Spirit Brings Cheer to Ability Center


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With the spirit of Christmas in the air (Christmas in July, to be exact), Home Instead Senior Care is proud to partner with The Flying Joe coffee shop in Perrysburg to support The Ability Center’s Nursing Home Transition program.

According to The Ability Center, by 2020 there will be 348,000 Ohioans with significant disabilities requiring long-term services. This is in correlation with the aging Baby Boomer generation, which will all be over the age of 65 by 2029.

Since 2000, The Ability Center has helped over 650 Ohioans move from nursing facilities into their homes, allowing them to thrive in the community. Moving into a new home or apartment requires many goods for individuals to achieve independence and The Ability Center’s program relies on donations from partners and community members to continue its success.

“When someone transitions from an institutional setting into a home of their own,” shares Dan Wilkins, ACT’s Director of Public Relations, “they usually do so with little more than what fit into the closet in their room. We know it takes many things to make a house a home, so we work with and depend upon area individuals and organizations to help provide these household goods.”

The Ability Center requests items that allow an individual to create a fresh start in a new home. These items include bath towels, mixing bowls, shower curtain liners, cleaning supplies, toiletries and more.

Our Christmas in July program launches Monday, July 6 and runs through the entire month. Those interested in participating can follow these simple steps to donate:

  • Stop by The Flying Joe during business hours and visit the Home Instead Christmas Tree
  • Pick an Ornament Tag from the tree
  • Purchase the gift listed on the Ornament Tag
  • Bring the Ornament Tag and the gift back to The Flying Joe and place under the tree
  • Members from the Home Instead Team will collect the donations and drop the items off at The Ability Center the first week in August.

“It’s important to keep the giving spirit alive throughout the summer months,” Ashley McMahon, Community Education Coordinator for Home Instead Senior Care, said. “The Ability Center provides wonderful resources for the community and we are thrilled to team up with the Flying Joe and the awesome residents of the Toledo-area to support the non-profit’s services.”​​​

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