February 7, 2017
Check your mail box for the latest issue of Green Leaves!
Or read it now right here:
Celebrating 50 Years! • pages 2-4
Remembering a Friend • pages 5
Master Site Plan Update • pages 6-7
Staying Active • pages 8-9
Community Profile • page 10-11
January 20, 2017
The Evergreen Foundation is pleased to announce that funding for the purchase of three Reclining High-back Wheelchairs has been provided by the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.
Evergreen currently has six high back wheelchairs in use in our skilled nursing facility. With this generous gift from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation we have purchased three additional high-back wheelchairs to help meet increased needs.
According to Evergreen Program Specialist Vanessa Frank, the availability of these wheelchairs will offer residents improved opportunities to engage in day-to-day activities and allow opportunities for increased independence.
“Reclining high-back wheelchairs can be particularly beneficial for residents who need head and neck support, for tall residents or for those with postural challenges,” said Vanessa. “This style of wheelchair provides a preferred position for eating and performing activities of daily living as they offer a position for residents to comfortably participate in activities and socialization opportunities.”
Evergreen is grateful for this generous gift from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Vanessa summed it up well when she said, “I am very thankful for the generosity of the LBS:AOA for the gift of three reclining wheelchairs as the comfort and therapeutic value will make a positive difference in the lives of many residents over the next several years. It is reassuring for residents, families and staff alike to know that increased comfort and functionality will improve the quality of life for our residents.”
January 16, 2017
In 2016 $182,662 was gifted to the Evergreen Foundation Annual Appeal. The purpose of the appeal is to help support the work we do each day.
• $106,348 came from 322 individuals through 727 separate gifts.
• $76,314 came from bequest income.
• Two new planned gifts bring the total number to 48 Leave a Legacy Guild planned giving members who have named Evergreen as a beneficiary in their estates.
These are the simple things – so necessary and easily taken for granted – that contribute to the comfort, enjoyment and enrichment of everyday life at Evergreen. To all those who made a gift during 2016, we say, “Thank you!” See the complete listing of our Family of Friends in the spring issue of Green Leaves.
November 2, 2016
For many years Evergreen residents and Webster Stanley Students have worked together to enhance intergenerational learning through the third grade service learning project. We are very thankful for our partnership and want to thank the Oshkosh Area School District for making this wonderful video that highlights and tells the story of our partnership!