August 2014 Newsletter
During What Will Be Your Legacy Month, ask yourself “What have I done lately? What will I be remembered for?” These are questions we often ask ourselves as we get older. You make your life count by the contributions you make along the way.

Elaine Vasquez and the Vasquez Foundation are a living legacy of caring for the less fortunate in our community, in particular the elderly. As you read on, you will see what they did for MonarchCare by funding a volunteer coordinator position in our Friendly Visitor program.

Please remember your personal legacy can continue, even when you are gone, by including MonarchCare in your Estate Planning. Contact Knyvett to find out how.
 

How We Help
Faye, a Friendly Visitor since 2012, visits two of our clients who reside in the same, small assisted living facility. Kathleen and Ruth look forward to Faye’s visits each month. Her visit consists of talking with the ladies about what is important to them. Patience and kindness go a long way. Faye works full time but still makes the time to visit and provide one-on-one quality time to Ruth and Kathleen.

Volunteers are a key part of the MonarchCare team. After identifying the needs of our clients, we find the right volunteer to meet those needs. Our Friendly Visitors help fill those gaps where there is no family or when they live out of town. We truly appreciate all they do for our clients.
How You Can Help
MonarchCare recently received a grant from the Erwin M. Vazquez, M.D. and Elaine Vasquez Family Foundation Fund, facilitated through the Community Foundation of Broward. This Fund was established by Elaine and the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez in honor of Doctors Natalie A. and Oscar Nadeau who were committed to, and passionate about, improving the lives of elderly citizens. Because of this funding, we have hired one of our long-time Friendly Visitors, Mark Kahn, to oversee the Friendly Visitor program as the Volunteer Coordinator. This funding will allow Mark to identify and recruit new volunteers who can help us serve, with friendship, dignity and compassion, those clients who often have no one who cares, aside from our care managers and the staff at the facilities where they live.

If you want to learn more about this program, or becoming a volunteer, please contact us at 954-720-2485. Or consider making a donation to help us continue to serve all our clients and all their needs.
Did You Know?
"Our understanding and experience of time is a significant part of our personal development, as well as of our relationships with others and the world. It fundamentally influences how we think and act, individually and collectively.

Are we being good ancestors ― Jonas Salk ?”

August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. Helping children understand time and their place in it is to teach them an important life lesson. They need a sense of daily time and also a sense of their LIFEtime.

As adults, life success has a lot to do with time; there's balancing the time we put into work with the time we share with the important people in our lives. As we get older, we become a model of time lived.

Then there's eternal time, everything that comes before and after us. Legacy takes time and makes it personal. The Legacy Project website contains a wealth of possibilities for developing your own legacy.
Upcoming Events

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    New Staff
    Scott Medoff, CMC

    Scott joined MonarchCare recently as a Care Manager. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts in History/Political Science and has spent many successful years in corporate management before deciding to become a Care Manager in 2007. Scott is a Certified Care Manager with the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. He has vast experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia-related disorders. Scott has also been a caregiver to several family members over the years, giving him a unique understanding and compassion for the role of advocate and care manager. Scott says “It is extremely rewarding working with the wonderful staff at MonarchCare, knowing that I am part of a team that strives everyday to make a difference in the quality of life for our clients.”

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