To the editor:
As we enter the new year, the staff and residents of Juniper Village at Cape Coral would like to express our utmost gratitude for the tireless service provided by the Lee County Emergency Medical Service, the Cape Coral Fire Department, and the Cape Coral Police Department during 2013.These public service departments of Cape Coral responded to emergencies quickly and offered assistance whenever possible, especially when the health of a resident was at risk.
We also thank the people and businesses of Cape Coral who donated items to our annual food drive. This year, more than 300 pounds of food were collected for both the Cape Coral Caring Center and The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Special "Thanks" to Grace Methodist Church for allowing our residents to be involved in many of your programs. From The Small Wonders Program to P.A.W.S. - Pets Are Working Saints - to hosting our religious services here at our community.
Juniper Village at Cape Coral is also a proud sponsor of the Lee Memorial Military Outreach Program. In partnership with Lee Memorial we were honored to be involved in the second annual "Stand Down." This event was collaborated to assist many of our homeless veterans of Lee County.
We hold our veterans very near and dear to our hearts. Rolling Thunder Chapter 10 - the Vietnam Veteran's Motorcycle Association - has been an important part of our Juniper Family for many years. This bond has inspired our residents to "Live Life to the Fullest" and to experience the thrills that normally would not be experienced by so many of our seniors.
We at Juniper Village know it takes a village to live a full life. People need each other's company and support; and often, need each other's assistance and generosity for daily survival. Juniper Village at Cape Coral extends itself to be looked at as a resource for you to contact with questions regarding how to afford senior care, how the Affordable Care Act might affect you, signs of dementia in the elderly, and many other issues you might have questions about. Also, a free resource guide is available at www.junipercommunities.com or by contacting us.
Again, we cannot thank you enough. We look forward to our continued participation in the Cape Coral community and providing the best care possible for its elderly.
During this winter season, Juniper extends warm wishes and good health to you and your families.
Brenda Ortiz, executive director
Juniper Village at Cape Coral