01/16/2017 Pasco Adults & Seniors Develop Independent Living Skills thanks to FMC Foundation of Caring

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CONTACT:  Sylvia Perez, LVIB 727-815-0303

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Lighthouse Receives Grant for Independent Living Skills Program

Award presentation at the Port Richey Lighthouse Sylvia Perez receives the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring award from Chrissy Bond, Volunteer & Development Coordinator, during a gathering of Lighthouse clients.

PORT RICHEY, FL – Jan. 16, 2017 – The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind has received a generous grant from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring to cover the cost of an Independent Skills Living program to be provided to a group of up to 10 Pasco County adults and seniors. The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring is a charitable, non-profit organization that helps to fund programs for children, families and individuals in need and at risk, living in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. This is the second grant received from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring, which is both humbling and exciting, according to Sylvia Perez, Lighthouse’s CEO. “This grant not only makes a real impact on the people it serves, we benefit from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring’s holistic approach to giving—which includes increased awareness and volunteerism.”

The Lighthouse’s Independent Living Skills Program helps adults and seniors who are visually impaired or blind with acquiring the adaptive skills and technical devices they need so they are able to live safely in their homes, care for their families, and take care of their basic needs. Vision loss can result in emotional and physical isolation and injury, and for those of working age, it can lead to unemployment. Adults and seniors who experience vision loss often become isolated as a result of the inability to drive, read, or use the telephone adequately. In addition, they often experience health issues or unsafe situations due to difficulties shopping, preparing meals, managing medication, and many are prone to falling. To learn more about the Lighthouse, please visit our website.

The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring was formally organized in 2005 after a long history of informal community giving. The Foundation started by helping 5 local non-profit organizations, and now has assisted over 90+ organizations in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. The Lighthouse appreciates the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring’s assistance with the Independent Living Skills program that provides much needed services to adults and seniors who are visually impaired and blind living in Pasco County. To learn more about the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring, please visit www.fmcfoundationofcaring.org.

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