AVON PARK — After being contacted by Sebring Florida Hospital Transition Specialist Supervisor Lisa Adams expressing the need in our area for Adult Incontinence Products for those on fixed incomes that are transitioning home from hospital care, Highlands County Moose Lodge #2494 Social Quarter Manager Bobbie Jo Dunford started a fundraiser for the 360 Program. This is a Florida Hospital Heartland Region Program that is designed to provide patients with resources needed for a successful recovery to improve wellness after they leave the hospital.
It was the joint efforts of Highlands County Moose, located in Avon Park, that initiated the Spring Adult Diaper Drive during the months of April and May, which enabled over $1,500 of product to be donated to the 360 Program for the many in our community that cannot afford to purchase these much-needed products for physical, mental and even emotional healing.
A special presentation was held at the Moose Lodge on Wednesday, June 20 by the Florida Hospital Heartland Region 360 Program’s Lisa Adams; Akeemi Simgh, transition specialist; and Terry Bryant, administration director of Transition Care Services, which allowed all those who attended information on how their donations will make a great impact on the many lives to those in need in our community.
Special thanks to Highland County Moose Lodge #2494 members, qualified guests, American Legion Post #69, Highlands County Women of the Moose Chapter #2256, Avon Park Anytime Fitness Yoga Class, The Main Street Tap Room, and the many others who gave product and/or monetary donations that helped with this successful endeavor.