Caring Corner


Caring Corner


Foundation E-Newsletter

November 2017

Remembering Suzanne Hagen “When it came time to select a winner of this year’s Paul Vick Philanthropy Award,” says Foundation Board Chair Mike Kaufman, “there was no question Suzanne Hagen was a perfect choice…”  Suzanne was a member of the Foundation Board from 2012, up until her untimely passing this past May. She volunteered on the Golf and the Allocations Committees; was an event volunteer at our golf tournament; and, along with her husband, was a generous donor to the Foundation, year after year. Her aunt, Lois Alhart, was a longtime resident here at the Homes, and she visited her dear friend, Dotty Alexander, here regularly.  Our only regret is that Suzanne wasn’t present to celebrate with us when her family received the award at our annual Celebration of Caring on October 24. We hope this honor serves as a small measure of comfort for her family and friends.

Walk results   What is over 200 feet “long” and is incredibly generous, happy and fun-loving?.. It’s our annual Step Up for Seniors Walk, held on September 30! This year’s event raised over $12,000 in support of the services we provide all year long for seniors in our community.  Dozens of dedicated volunteers helped register participants, hand out food, lead the Walk, and provide entertainment for the children in attendance. Many thanks to Walk Co-Chairs and Foundation Board Members Adam Fabrizi and Dan Rao, whose many hours of hard work resulted in our best Walk yet. Be sure to join us for the 2018 Walk, scheduled for September 29, 2018!

Help Us Fill Our Residents’ Christmas Stockings!  Our residents are looking forward to a festive holiday season…here’s how you can help!  Our Activities Staff are hoping you can help fill some Christmas stockings come Dec. 25. Here is a list of ideas—anything you can do to assist is most welcome! Just drop items off at our front desk by December 1st. If you have questions, please call our Activities Office at 585.388.2327.

FBH Resident Christmas Stocking Wish List

  • Aftershave lotion
  • Cologne/Perfume
  • Colored Pencils
  • Comb and Brush Set
  • Deodorant
  • Hair decorations
  • Jewelry
  • Knee-hi Stockings
  • Knee Socks
  • Lotion
  • Markers
  • Nail Kit
  • Nail Polish/remover
  • Pens
  • Puzzles (pieces, and books)
  • Shaving cream
  • Stamps
  • Stationary/note cards
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes