Circle of Giving:
The residents and staff of Sunnyside Retirement Community are actively involved in the betterment of the Harrisonburg region. Many actively volunteer their talents and services to numerous local non-profit organizations along with giving sutpport to the improvement of Sunnyside Community and the lives of fellow residents. It is this 360° of giving that enriches the lives of all our residents and their neighbors known and unknown, next door and down the street.
Why We Seek Your Support:
Sunnyside, as part of Sunnyside Communities, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with the goal of matching revenues to expenses as closely as possible. In order for us to continue to offer charitable care to those who have exhausted their financial resources and to further our ability to create outstanding programs and services, we must rely on our residents, family, friends and neighbors for additional financial support. Our communities’ culture of philanthropy has been at the heart of its strength since its 1912 beginning by being an organization that goes beyond the basics of caring for older adults. This culture of stewardship is the difference between “Living out years” and “Adding Life to years” for our residents.
Fellowship Support – What is it?
No one comes to Sunnyside thinking they will outlive their financial resources. They never thought their peace of mind, dignity, security and care would be jeopardized. That is because they carefully planned and saved and did everything right for their golden years.
But life has its unplanned obstacles. The fall of financial markets, the increased cost of medical care, a spouse who’s health needs pulled away great amounts of assets, outliving family members and living longer than we ever thought possible. These unplanned events leave some of our friends, neighbors and family members without the financial resources to support themselves as planned. The Fellowship Fund that has for so long supported those in need from the greater communities is now being pulled to support those already living in one of the three Sunnyside Communities. These current residents have tried so hard to be self-reliant but due to no fault of their own are finding themselves in need of Fellowship support.
As our communities face the future we wish to bring back an ever important part of our ministry and that is caring for those wonderful neighbors and friends from the outside of our current three communities who have little or no family or financial support for their care as older adults.
The Fellowship Fund supplied $2.8 million dollars of care and loving support in 2012. This care is largely given to those in the twilight of the life as we care for them in our Assisted Living and Healthcare. We were able to do this because of the continued generosity of individuals, churches, businesses and organizations that support our mission of care for those less fortunate.
Please partner in our ministry of care for those in need with kindness, compassion and a financial gift so that we may preserve the dignity, security, physical and emotional needs of those who deserve our care at their time of greatest need.