Each year Jefferson Community Health & Life asks the community’s help in completing a special project for our patients, residents and visitors. This year, we’re asking for everyone’s help once again for three special projects which would benefit Gardenside residents, fitness center members, and our area women. A mailing went out to many friends and donors in mid-December, and almost $16,000 has already been donated, nearly half of our $32,000 goal.
JCH&L Gardenside residents exercise to regain and maintain strength and mobility. The NU Step exercise machine in the rehab room is a popular machine which offers great low-impact exercise. It is particularly helpful for those who struggle with balance, have weak muscles or have joint problems. It is the most recommended machine in health care. Our NU Step has been serving Gardenside residents for many years, and is in need of replacement, at a cost of about $8,000.
JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center offers a wide variety of equipment to its members. The most popular machines year after year are the treadmills. We have five treadmills and replace them at intervals to keep our machines serving our members dependably, and to keep up with new features. A new replacement treadmill will cost about $10,000.
Mammography is a proven way to catch breast cancer early, and we want to help women follow the guidelines and recommendations for screenings for their best health. We are seeking to add a new mammography tracking system which will help our staff to give women timely reminders and follow-up on their mammograms. The software costs an approximate $14,000.
Donations of all amounts are welcome and will help our project be successful. All contributions will be recognized in the fiscal 2019 annual report for Jefferson Community Health & Life and the Jefferson Health Care Fund! If you would like, you may make a contribution in honor of someone living or in memory of someone who has passed away. Memorial gifts are recognized each year in a newspaper ad prior to Memorial Day. All donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized with a plaque on the Wall of Honor, and contributions of any amount are counted toward cumulative recognition on the Wall of Honor.
If you would like to donate or need more information, please contact Lana Likens, extension 4479.