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Analysis Of Lifecare Alliance 's Programs And Services Assist Impoverished And Medically Challenged Senor Citizens

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Introduction
This summer I had the opportunity to volunteer at a non-profit organization called LifeCare Alliance in Columbus, Ohio. LifeCare Alliance’s programs and services assist impoverished and medically challenged senor citizens in Franklin, Madison and Marion Counties. These various programs include Meals-on-Wheels, the Columbus Cancer Clinic, Project OpenHand-Columbus, Visiting Nurses, Senior Dining Centers, Senior Wellness Centers, Help-at-Home, Groceries-to-Go Pantry, IMPACT Safety, and Senior PetCare. The goal of the agency is to support clients in remaining independent while in the comfort of their own homes with dignity, where they want to be.
My volunteer experience was with the LifeCare program called Meals-On-Wheels. Each
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Model the Way
LifeCare Alliance’s overall mission is to “lead the community in identifying and delivering health and nutrition services to meet the community’s changing needs” (Lifecare, 2015). According to McDonald (2007), the mission of a nonprofit organization should satisfy needs that are inadequately met by private and profit organizations. There are many profit and private organizations in the central Ohio area that do not effectively cater to the needs of poor, inner-city senior citizens. It was evident that LifeCare Alliance’s Meals-On-Wheels Program modeled its mission by satisfying the needs of the impoverished, elderly adults who may go unrecognized by the Columbus city system. I was able to witness and assist this non-profit organization in fulfilling its mission by servicing food and friendly, warm interactions with the individuals in need throughout the Columbus area.
Meals-on-Wheels program helped satisfied the community’s changing needs by preparing meals geared towards special individuals. For example, some clients were vegetarians or needed kosher meals and our kitchen was able to supply them with their needs. They were also given a food item menu, which enabled clients to choose from many dinner entrée options.
Inspire a Shared Vision
The vision of LifeCare Alliance was inspired by Catherine and Nelson Black and organized to bring medical care and health education to the homes of the sick and underprivileged populations.
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