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Silver Angels for the Elderly

By Diane Zell, President, Silver Angels for the Elderly

PUT US ON YOUR CALENDAR THIS YEAR FOR MAY 30, 2020! Silver Angels for the Elderly is focused on putting God's love into action by giving hope, joy, and fellowship to isolated seniors. We became a nonprofi t organization in October of 2018. We hope you too, will want to help show love to our lonely elderly who have given so much to their families, friends and community.

The Silver Angels for the Elderly Second Annual Classic Car Poker Run/Car Show/Sock Hop and Party is May 30, 2020. Th e run will start at 3:00 pm and it takes about an hour to cruise the fi ve facilities that are located in the Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene/Hayden area. Residents hand a playing card to each driver which they bring back to hopefully win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. When the cars return to Eagles, we will have a car show with a People's Choice award. Food will be served, and the band will probably start at 4:30 pm. We have 50's theme decorations and it was a roaring good time with raffl es, dancing and awards. Our live band, Rolling Bones, played a variety of great music - line dancing/ rock and roll/country. Cost will be $40/car - includes everything and one passenger. $30 for Eagle members. Party is $10.

Our hope is that through these poker runs, lonely residents at elder care facilities get to reminisce about their bygone cars by watching them cruise by. It's like bringing Car d'Alene to them who can't physically attend the downtown event. Th e other benefi t to this event is that the drivers, who may never think about isolated seniors in facilities, got to share in their excitement over their cars. It raised the awareness of the need to bring joy to these folks. Silver Angels mission is to show love to these folks by giving hope, joy and fellowship to isolated seniors. Our ongoing mission for the past two years is monthly birthday parties at a local rehab. We get a spreadsheet of what the residents want and we fulfi ll that as best we can. Th e gift s are given at the monthly party along with some sort of activity or entertainment. To many, this is the only recognition they ever get. Most are stuck there due to fi nances, health or lack of family so they never go home. Remember to put us on your calendar for May 30, 2020! Th is is our big fundraiser of the year. 17 cars went to fi ve assisted living facilities and picked up a poker card, with the directions to the next stop. When they returned, we had a People's Choice car show, party complete with a live band, and food and of course prizes and raffl es. Our primary goal is to bring joy to isolated seniors. We hope you will help us get the word out. We'd love to have you join us!

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