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August 21, 2007 > Fremont Day at the A's, a perfect game

Fremont Day at the A's, a perfect game

A very special thank you to the Tri-City Voice for recent coverage on the second annual Fremont Day at the A's which was held on Tuesday, August 14 at McAfee Coliseum. Not only did the A's win the game against the Chicago White Sox, but it was a night of true community spirit. Two Tri-City non profit organizations, LIFE ElderCare's Meals on Wheels and Tri-City Homeless Coalition's Project Independence, benefited by the game's proceeds that were raised from close to 5,700 ticket sales.

Lam Research, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Robson Homes and Palo Alto Medical Foundation sponsored the event. Their leadership and commitment to the community resulted in a total of $28,450 to be split between the two organizations. As a result of this wonderful expression of generosity and kindness, 4,123 home-delivered meals will be provided to frail seniors living in Fremont, Newark and Union City.

Meals on Wheels provides food for the journey and hope for tomorrow. It is a lifeline for the more vulnerable members of our community. And a total of 225 volunteer drives bring more than a hot meal to these seniors - they bring a warm smile, some good conversation and often a listening ear. Last year, volunteer drivers whose mileage totaled 60,000 miles delivered over 90,000 meals in the Tri-City Area.

Being in control is so much the fabric of our very being. And yet with advanced age, come barriers that present our seniors from keeping that which they treasure most - their independence. For the past 32 years, LIFE ElderCare has provided services that enable frail seniors to live independently, in their own homes for as long as possible.

It does, however, take a community to support successful aging. And we are fortunate to have so many caring partners. It is with much gratitude that we acknowledge the City of Fremont, many local businesses including Lam Research, Washington Hospital, Robson Homes, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the Oakland A's and individuals within our community who formed a circle of care on behalf of the vulnerable population we serve.

It is in the shelter of each other that people live. Thank you to everyone involved - you all batted 1,000 and through your efforts, have given a new lease on life to our community's seniors!

Mary M. Anderson
Executive Director
LIFE ElderCare

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