President's Point – July 2018

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Mark D. Baldino

Oktoberfest has Fueled Elder Care’s Mission for 19 Years

Munich may be home to the world’s only authentic Oktoberfest, but here in Tallahassee tens of thousands of Elder Care Services supporters have enjoyed our rendition of the German celebration for the past 19 years, while also helping to improve the lives of many local seniors.

Now in its 20th year, Elder Care Services (ECS) will again host this premier fund-raising event to raise awareness and support for one of the most vulnerable populations in our community, frail and home-bound seniors. This year’s festivities will return to the Pavilion at the Centre of Tallahassee, on Friday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and at 6:30 p.m. for general admission.

Even though we receive federal and state funding, ECS depends heavily on local support. Individual private donations, event sponsorships, and local government grants help us serve an ever increasing population of seniors with multi fold needs. In this, our 20th year, we are extremely fortunate and thankful to receive additional support from our long time vehicle partner, Tallahassee Ford Lincoln, who has graciously agreed to become our presenting sponsor. The Tallahassee Ford Lincoln management team recognizes that programs like Meals on Wheels can provide a seniors an entire year of meals for about the same cost as one day in the hospital while allowing them to remain where they are most content and comfortable - at home. 

Thanks to an amazing staff, deeply committed volunteers, and generous donors like Tallahassee Ford Lincoln, the impact of Elder Care’s model of compassionate, community-based care will continue to remain strong as we conclude our 48th year of improving the quality of life for seniors and their caregivers in Tallahassee and the Big Bend of Florida.

We all hope to see you there:

When: Friday, 28th, 5:30 pm VIP, 6:30 pm General Admission
Where: The Pavilion at the Centre of Tallahassee,
Details: For sponsorship opportunities visit www.ElderCareBigBend.org/Oktoberfest. Tickets are also available at the Pavilion box office.

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Mark D. Baldino
Contact me @
baldinom@ecsbigbend.org
(850) 245-5930


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