In service together for older adults
Read what our friends are saying about the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation.
Your support means so much to those we serve. Our residents, families, donors, and team members say it best. Read what they have to say about the excellent work you are helping us accomplish at the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation.
“Initially, I served the organization because it has meant so much to my family. But now I see what a difference it is making in so many people’s lives. As a donor, I find it affirming that those who deliver those services to older adults validate our contributions every day—they turn our gifts into love. For that, I am especially grateful.”
—Russ Ives, Brio Living Services Board member and (Retired) Rose Pest Solutions (Lead Sponsor 2022 Giving Gratitude event)
“This scholarship from the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation is so incredible. I feel so supported in my work, that Brio Living Services team members are cared about and that our hopes and dreams mean something. That is so unique. I get to honor my commitment to Brio and gain greater academic knowledge, while also taking what I’m learning and putting it into practice. To have that side by side is incredible.”
—Elisabeth Seymour, Staff Chaplain
“It’s like having a family there, and I don’t have to worry. My job takes me every place, from Israel to Brazil, and the Rivertown staff is there to support Mom when I can’t be there.”
—daughter of a Thome Rivertown Neighborhood resident
“Tjuanna Chandler sang “Happy Birthday” to my dad first thing in the morning on his special day. She is a true bright spot any day she is with my dad. She is the perfect example of who you would choose to help take care of your loved one, and we feel so much gratitude that she is blessing him with her bright, caring, cheerful personality. It’s just what he needs and, for that, I am so thankful!”
—daughter of a Green House® Homes resident
“I was elated to learn I was selected to receive a UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation scholarship, and I am endlessly grateful for your support. Thanks to your donation, I can fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.”
—Erin Johnson, Resident Aide
(regarding UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation Emergency Aid Fund):“I don’t know of any other place that does this. It’s an amazing sense of joy when you know you’re helping someone who is in great need. Being able to help in a crisis moment in their lives brings tears to my eyes. It is life-changing.”
—Leah Tremaine, UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation Office Manager (west)