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Wisdom Center Needs

$15,000 goal

Campaign created 12 months ago
Help Us Provide Equipment and Furniture for the New Center

In Fall 2018, Life Steps Foundation Santa Maria Wisdom Center will slowly start moving into a bigger and newly built Center. With the support from the City of Santa Maria we were able to acquire a land and allow us to serve more participants and their families, expand our programs, and continue to provide high-quality health care and supportive services to enhance the well-being of medically frail seniors, their caregivers, and the community. The new Center affords us the ability to respond to the changing needs of the community through education and outreach programs.

These are some of the current programs we serve:

PROGRAMS
*Adult Day Care
*Adult Day Health Care
*Dedicated Alzheimer’s Program
    -Memories in the Making
    -Music and Memory
*Blue Plate Diner
    -Dinner meal delivery to elderly “shut-ins”
*Medical Assistant Externships
    -In Collaboration with the Center for Employment Training
*County Workforce Resource Program

WHY GIVE?

Because there has never been a need or a project quite like this one. As the only licensed Community Based Adult Services Program within two counties, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the new Santa Maria Wisdom Center will fill a growing and vital need in our community, immediately double our capacity, and enable expanded programs.

We are also a non-profit organization with a limited budget. Much of our resources and grants are strictly for program support or to help with the cost of the building. What is not included is the furniture and equipment required for the Center. The amount necessary to purchase the furniture and equipment are an additional cost that we do not currently have. 

Approximate Total Cost: $30,000
*All donations to Life Steps Foundation are tax-deductible.*

These are recent pictures of the building's interior space we need to furnish: 

Participant Space (Below)

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Kitchen Space (Below)




COMMENTS FROM FAMILY MEMBERS AND PARTICIPANTS

"We're so grateful for your watchful, tender and joyful care of Dad Norberg as he participated in the Adult Heath Care program. As he rode the bus and while at the Center, we had the comfort of knowing he was in safe hands and among those with caring hearts. We also were impressed by your diligent communication with us regarding his medical status and overall wellbeing."
- Lisa Norberg, Family of Ken Norberg a SMWC Participant 

The photo above shows the current space for our participants and staff.

"The Wisdom Center has helped me a lot physically and mentally. Physically by doing exercises and mentally by playing games and keeping my mind intact. I think it is a good program that is run well." - Billy L., Wisdom Center Participant


"The Wisdom Center was a life saver for my family. My father was 24/7 care and we sent him there for some respite. The staff were friendly, loving, caring, and empathetic. He was treated well and with respect no matter what he did. If it weren't for the Wisdom Center, we would have had to put my father in a skilled care facility two years earlier." - Family of Jim Morgan 


If you want to contact the Center,
please call Santa Maria Wisdom Center Program Director Linda Gadbois at (805) 354-5320 or email development@lifestepsfoundation.org. We also provide tours to individuals interested. 


Other Links:

www.lifesteps.org

www.facebook.com/lifestepsfoundation


*All donations to Life Steps Foundation and its programs are tax-deductible.*
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Thank you Rotary Club of Santa Maria Breakfast for your contribution to our SMWC Capital Campaign.
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We got our first donation toward the new Center!
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$15,000 goal

Campaign created 12 months ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Life Steps Foundation, Inc. (Lsf)
Certified Charity
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Los Angeles, CA
EIN: 953909174
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