Elderwood in Liverpool hosts clothing drive

Fourteen senior care locations will collect donations for Salvation Army

ElderWood Senior Care announced Wednesday Dec. 2 that it will host "Warm Hands, Warm Hearts," a community-wide winter clothing drive benefiting the Salvation Army.

From now until Dec. 18, Salvation Army collection bins will be available in the lobbies of all 14 of ElderWood's residential locations in Western New York, including its ElderWood Health Care at Birchwood facility in Liverpool. Area residents and neighbors are encouraged to drop off new hats, mittens and gloves.

"ElderWood is located in communities throughout Western and Central New York, so we felt it only made sense for us to partner with our neighbors to host a clothing drive that we hope will help to keep hundreds of people warm this winter season," said Robert Chur, president and CEO. "This is an especially tough time for so many families; we want to add our support to everything the Salvation Army does for those in need."

Chur and ElderWood staff will deliver the clothing later in December to Salvation Army representatives.

"The winter season is a crucial time for the Salvation Army. On average we provide warm winter clothing for more than 19,000 local residents," said Billie Unger, director of development for the Salvation Army. "We appreciate the partnership of ElderWood and hope the community will support this drive by making a donation to an ElderWood facility in their neighborhood."

The Salvation Army is seeking winter clothing for people of all ages, but is in special need of items for teenage boys and girls.

For a complete list of ElderWood's facilities, visit elderwood.com/ourlocations-wny.html.

About ElderWood Senior Care

ElderWood Senior Care is a leader in long-term care, providing skilled nursing since 1978. Today, ElderWood provides skilled nursing, sub-acute care, rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living and independent living to more than 5,000 people each year at 17 locations in western and central New York. Nine of ElderWood's skilled nursing facilities have earned Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association, the most prestigious honor in long-term care. ElderWood employs more than 2,900 professionals. For more information, visit elderwood.com.

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