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The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of Lincoln participated in the National MS Society’s annual fundraising walk this spring. Members of the Lincoln Trailmixers raised $13,855 through their efforts, earning a second place in the Society’s Folsom event!
The MS support Group is one of several support groups who receive grants from the Lincoln Hills Foundation. This grant helps pay for meeting room rental and tuition for online classes from the MS Achievement Center for members.
Food Insecurity Among Seniors
Did you know that in 2021, 5.5 million seniors aged 60+ faced hunger. That’s 1 in 14 seniors or 7.1% of all seniors. Hunger takes a severe toll on seniors’ health and nutrition – putting them at risk for chronic health conditions like depression, asthma, and diabetes.
The Lincoln Hills Foundation funds grants to organizations that provide food or meals to seniors facing food insecurity. The Salt Mine located here in downtown Lincoln provides food and pantry boxes at no cost to seniors. These boxes may include produce, dairy products, and bread. Items in fresh boxes vary based on availability. Please check out the Salt Mine if you or someone you know is in need.
The Salt Mine Food Pantry, 590 G Street, Lincoln, 916-645-3778
The Benefits of Support
by Linda Tinsman
Why was I brought to tears when I received an American Girl Doll for my 73rd birthday? Because that doll is Joss and she is deaf in one ear and wears a hearing aid in the other—JUST LIKE ME! That’s the power of knowing you are not alone. The Lincoln Hills Foundation understands that power and so provides grants to six support groups in our community.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the benefits of a support group are:
- to learn new information and strategies for preventing or confronting problems,
- to find emotional and other support from others and the opportunity to help others, and
- to build confidence in your ability to cope and address issues.
The Lincoln Hills Foundation uses your donations to provide grants to the MS, Alzheimers, Bereavement, Bosom Buddies, Hearing Loss, and Low Vision groups to support their programs. This provides their members the opportunity to meet with others and to know they are—JUST LIKE ME.
The Lincoln Hills Foundation – 20 Years Strong
In 2002, Del Webb Corporation provided $5000 in startup funds to establish the Lincoln Hills Foundation (LHF) to provide support for residents who experienced challenges as they aged in place. Thus began the collaboration between the SCLH Community Association and the Lincoln Hills Foundation that has continued for the past 20 years and will continue long into our future.
The purpose of the Foundation was to “receive donations and generate funds for the support of programs which meet the physical, educational and/or social needs of the senior residents of Sun City Lincoln Hills.” In 2007, the LHF board expanded the support of seniors to include “the surrounding community of Lincoln.” The LHF is a 501(c)3 public benefit nonprofit corporation, operated and managed 100% by volunteers. As a charity organization, donors know that every dollar raised as a donation is used to support its programs through grants.
Contributing to Saving Lives in Sun City Lincoln Hills–The Lincoln Hills Foundation
The Lincoln Hills Foundation (LHF) funds solutions and programs that enhance the quality of life for the senior residents of the Lincoln community. The LHF, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Lincoln Hills that designates every donation dollar to grants for programs and services, has been focused on the well-being of seniors since 2001. Currently, four of our programs are focused on enhancing the safety of our senior residents.
The LHF was one of the initial funders for Project Lifesaver which began in June 2021 through the Lincoln Police Department (LPD). Project Lifesaver is an international search and rescue program designed to locate wandering, missing persons diagnosed with Cognitive Disorders and return them safely to their caregivers.
TRANSPORTATION – DIAL-a-RIDE
The Lincoln Hills Foundation is pleased to respond to requests identified during our needs assessment by starting a transportation assistance pilot program. Utilizing the Dial-A-Ride shared-ride service program, seniors* and individuals with disabilities are able to arrange transportation within the limits of the City of Lincoln at a reduced cost.
This service can be used for medical appointments, shopping, meetings, recreation, visiting, and much more.
A 20 RIDE SENIOR PACKET will cost $10 instead of the usual cost of $21.25 due to a grant funded by the Lincoln Hills Foundation.
CALL 916-543-8436 FOR INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE THE 20 RIDE PACKET.
Dial-a-Ride Lincoln Reservations: 916-745-7560
- 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday
- 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday
Appointments can be made 2 weeks prior to your trip. First come first served. Appointments may be available up to a few days before the need but to be sure, schedule early.
Riders will receive a pick-up time when they make their reservation and will indicate where the bus is to pick them up. The Dial-A-Ride bus can arrive 15 minutes before or after the reservation time.
Passengers must be ready and waiting for the bus. The bus will wait no more than 3 minutes for you to board.
Lincoln Hills Foundation Gives Grant to Lincoln Police Department
Lifesaver Program Aids in Return of Missing Individuals
Contact: (916) 434-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13, 2021 — The Lincoln Hills Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant in the amount of $5375 to the Lincoln Police Department to initiate the Project Lifesaver Program, a public safety program designed to locate wandering or missing persons diagnosed with cognitive disorders.
Lincoln Hills Foundation Swears in 2023 Officers
Lincoln Hills Foundation News
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