Giving back to others reflects our commitment to healthy, happy communities. We dedicate time and financial resources to our employees and these organizations:
1. International Children’s Care (ICC)
One of the founders of Koelsch Communities, Alice Koelsch-Schultz had been a long time contributor and board member of ICC and Koelsch Communities has continued her legacy in supporting this organization for many years. International Children’s Care is a foundation designed to consider the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of children in needy countries. Their aim is to not simply provide food and a roof, but to provide "homes" and families to children across the globe. For more information visit www.forhiskids.org.
2. American Diabetes Association
Diabetes strikes nearly 25% of our residents, a disease that has literally gotten out of control in America. There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes, and unfortunately nearly one-third are unaware that they even have the disease. Our residents, families, and employees are all affected directly or indirectly by this disease. We feel the cure is close and support the American Diabetes Association in fighting this disease. For more information go to www.diabetes.org.
3. Alzheimer’s Association
Worldwide it is estimated that about 16 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, 4.5 million of them are Americans and we at Koelsch Communities serve nearly 700 everyday with this number climbing. This is an astounding number of individuals and families affected by this disease, and it’s a number that continually grows. We have been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association for over 20 years and will continue to be involved until a cure is found. For more information or to locate your local chapter go to www.alz.org.
4. Rotary Club of America
Throughout all of Koelsch Senior Communities or staff at all levels are committed to bringing change in our local communities and abroad. Rotary Club of America is 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in their communities and around the world. To get involved with a local chapter visit www.rotary.org.
5. Union Gospel Mission
At Koelsch Senior Communities, we understand that there are many good people in our neighborhoods who struggle to make ends meet and we are dedicated to helping. The Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to low income and homeless people. They’re dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming the lives of those in greatest need through assistance and programs. To find out more about Union Gospel Missions, visit www.ougm.org.
6. Koelsch Communities Supports Our Veterans
Koelsch Communities recently went out in support of Stan Brock’s Black & Gold Classic, a charity event that gives to selected military-specific non-profits that support returning wounded veterans. This year the Black & Gold Classic will benefit The Green Beret Foundation.
At Koelsch Communities, it’s our personal mission to honor and respect the men and women who have served our country. These Americans veterans made a choice to put their country first, and we can think of few worthier causes to get behind.
The charity event consisted of two days of fishing outside of Portland, Oregon, and was attended by basketball legend Bobby Knight and Green Beret Seth Niemen along with local celebrities and military personnel, all to honor the heroes that fight for our freedoms everyday.
For more information on Stan Brock’s Black & Gold Classic, including upcoming events, and ways to participate, please visit www.facebook.com/StanBrocksBlackAndGoldClassic.
7. Ageless Aviation Dream Foundation
Our Mission “Giving Back to those who have given.”
The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans. The primary focus is on individuals living in long-term care communities. Our mission is to “Give Back To Those Who Have Given”. Through our donors, the Foundation provides Dream Flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the 1940’s. For more information, please visit http://www.agelessaviationdreams.org.
Total Dream Flights to date: 2,690 | Number of states flown to date: 38 | 2017 Dream Flights flown to date: 404