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Early bird tickets for the RED Gala are almost gone

Early bird tickets for the RED Gala are almost gone

The 2022 RED Gala, Heart2Heart’s premier fundraising event set for Thursday, Nov. 10, is fast approaching.  The window to buy early bird tickets at a special price closes on Sept. 30! The gala promises an evening of delicious food, high-value auction items and...

Lucas Pagel wins $1,500 Heart2Heart scholarship 

Lucas Pagel wins $1,500 Heart2Heart scholarship 

Deadline for the final two scholarships is Aug. 31 Lucas Pagel is the sophomore winner of the Heart2Heart High School C.A.R.E. Scholarship, winning $1,500 toward his higher education! Lucas, 16, found out he was a winner earlier this summer. Heart2Heart CEO Juan Gallo...

A chance encounter becomes an opportunity to serve

A chance encounter becomes an opportunity to serve

Heart2Heart volunteer Lori Schlueb was at a diner near her house when she first saw Mary Lou.  The older woman looked very thin and walked slowly with her walker. Lori’s own father struggled with dementia and Parkinson’s disease before he passed away. Lori...

Don’t underestimate seniors and technology

Don’t underestimate seniors and technology

For this month’s theme, which I’m calling “Back to the Future,” we’re going to be discussing seniors and technology. The more and more we advance, the more we’re moving towards everything digital. So navigating technology is an important subject for our seniors. I...

How do we balance health and self-determination as we age?

How do we balance health and self-determination as we age?

At Heart2Heart, we believe people retain the right to self-determination even as they age. Self-determination is important, even if a person decides to go against the best health recommendations. In elementary school, perhaps you had a teacher who showed you a picture...

First round of Heart2Heart iPads delivered to care center residents

First round of Heart2Heart iPads delivered to care center residents

Seniors at Grand Villa of Deerfield learn how to use the iPads with the help of Heart2Heart Digital Outreach Coordinator Marisela Martinez, left, and volunteer Alberto Altamiranda, right. Heart2Heart delivered 70 iPads to 11 care centers in the last two weeks, marking...

Volunteer of the Month: Harvey Brisard

Volunteer of the Month: Harvey Brisard

The Volunteer of the Month for June 2022 is Harvey Brisard! Heart2Heart is grateful for Harvey’s willingness to jump in and help when needed.  Remarkably, Harvey didn’t initially expect to become a volunteer with Heart2Heart. His teenage daughter, Maria, was the...

How should we evaluate our quality of life as we age?

How should we evaluate our quality of life as we age?

Last week, we talked about how we define health and how cultural perspectives might change our definitions. Now, I want to discuss how those definitions affect our healthcare decisions as we age. There was a time when the lifespan of humans was not very long. However,...

Food for Hope program begins impacting seniors

Food for Hope program begins impacting seniors

Food for Hope volunteer Gina and her daughter deliver five meals to a senior.   In its third week of deliveries, Food for Hope is already making a difference in the lives of seniors, beyond the meals themselves. Heart2Heart Volunteer Coordinator Antonella Salerno saw...