Social Projects and Partnerships

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NU-HOPE Elder Care Services provides a variety of weekly services in the homes of seniors.  These services provide the basic care that seniors need in order to safely remain in their own homes.

However, life is about much more than just the basics. NU-HOPE constantly strives to find additional ways to enhance the lives of seniors, from providing art classes, sending special cards or gift packages to those who are homebound, or offering community-wide Thanksgiving Dinners where all seniors could gather and celebrate blessings and remembrances together.

Below are just some of the special projects we have undertaken during the past few years, as well as the partners who made the projects possible.

Send Love to Homebound Seniors Valentine’s Day Project;

Art by Judy Diamond Bistro Art program: Judy Nicewicz;

Card Making: Jan Menges and Tammy Krause;

Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors (Hardee and Highlands County);

Holiday Baskets for Seniors: Glade Electric Charitable Trust;

Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors: Duke Energy Foundation;

United Way Day of Caring: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Office of the Supervisor of Elections;

United Way Partner Outreach Video;

Disaster Preparedness Kits: Duke Energy Foundation;

Lap Robes, Bibs, and Accessories: Braswell Heritage Estates, Sebring Falls, & Tropical Harbor;

Older Americans Month Proclamations: Hardee and Highlands County Commissioners;

Avon Park High School US Government Class;

Matinee Series for Seniors: South Florida State College Cultural Programs;

Catheryn McDonald Senior Center renovations: Mosaic;

Catheryn McDonald Senior Center holiday celebration: Tanya Ramsey, Tammy Grimsley Daw, and Kathryn Grimsley Harris;

Santa’s Workshop Hardee Holidaze;

Mason G. Smoak Foundation Youth Leadership Dialogue Exchange;

Special Programs & Events

Annual NU-HOPE Golf Tournament

NU-HOPE Holds 26th Annual Golf Tournament Attention all golfers! The 26th Annual NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park.This year’s event is presented by Insight Auctioneers, Martz...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday… We love the holidays. However, sometimes in the stress of buying gifts or planning the perfect event, the true spirit of community gets lost. That is why Giving Tuesday was created. Giving Tuesday takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving of each...

Mosaic awards grant to help end Senior Hunger

It had been a tough week for James. Each day brought a new challenge. The cost of everything seemed to increase, while his health continued to decline. It was impossible to make ends meet with an annual income of less than $5,000. He never imagined that, at his age,...

NU-HOPE Tree of Hope for Seniors

You can spread love and joy to local seniors this holiday season. How? Become a giving-partner in the NU-HOPE Tree of Hope for Seniors project! NU-HOPE Elder Care Services has identified a group of seniors who could use a little ‘extra cheer’ this holiday season. Each...

Youth Leadership and Engagement Program

Many people know NU-HOPE Elder Care Services primarily through the direct-services we provide. However, our mission statement actually has 3 other key components: Education, Leadership and Advocacy. While direct-services focus on the current needs of seniors,...