June 2022
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Celebrate LifeCare Alliance's
Legacy of Impact!
Don't miss this special event marking 124 years of critical service to the central Ohio community. Our annual Day of Engagement commemorates the date LifeCare Alliance was incorporated in 1898. Join members of the LifeCare Alliance community on June 8 to volunteer, donate, and connect in honor of our shared legacy of impact, and our commitment to the future.

Come one, come all! This all-day event has something for everyone. Sign up for a morning or afternoon volunteer shift, join us for lunch, attend our kitchen cocktail party, or spend the whole day with us! We look forward to seeing you there!
Day of Engagement Event Schedule
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Morning volunteer shift (670 Harmon Ave.)

Lunch with President & CEO Chuck Gehring, provided by L.A. Catering (670 Harmon Ave.)

Afternoon volunteer shift (670 Harmon Ave.)

Kitchen cocktail party (1699 W. Mound St.)
If you are interested in remembering LifeCare Alliance in your will or estate planning, we would welcome the opportunity to connect. To learn more, or to schedule a time to meet, contact:

Rebecca Hurd, Vice President of Advancement
614-437-2867 or rhurd@lifecarealliance.org

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT
There's still time to register your child for Camp Hamwi! Camp Hamwi is a unique and exceptional summer camp experience for youths with diabetes.

Campers enjoy a daily schedule that integrates traditional camp activities, like horseback riding, canoeing, and archery, with diabetes education sessions to increase understanding of how to manage their condition. This makes Camp Hamwi a unique environment for youths with diabetes. They find themselves in community with others who are walking the same path of diabetes management. Here they can learn in a supportive environment together with staff and peers who understand their daily victories and struggles.

Our Youth and Family Program Director Anthony Myer was recently featured on the 2TypeOnes podcast. Listen and learn more about Camp Hamwi and its critical importance to the diabetic community.


2022 Camp Dates

Stepping Stones Day Camp (ages 8-12)
Kids Day Camp (ages 3-7)
June 20-24, 2022

Senior Challenge (ages 13-17)
July 17-23, 2022
July 24-30, 2022

Junior Challenge (ages 7-12)
July 31-August 6, 2022

Safe and engaging camp activities require a lot of gear! Visit our Amazon Wish List to support a Camp Hamwi camper!
Volunteer Corner
Help us Beat the Heat!
LifeCare Alliance's annual Beat the Heat Fan Campaign benefits central Ohio’s most vulnerable residents during the summer months. Seniors and medically challenged individuals are especially susceptible to complications as a result of extreme temperatures. But a simple box fan can lower the temperature of a room and save lives!

LifeCare Alliance needs your support again to help central Ohio residents Beat the Heat in 2022. Here's how you can help:

  • Donate a fan! Check out our Amazon Wish List, or drop a fan off to your local fire station or to our 670 Harmon Ave. location. You can also join us and WBNS 10TV for our Fan Campaign Kickoff where you can purchase and immediately donate fans. Lowe's is generously donating the first 100 fans.
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lowe's Home Improvement
2345 Silver Drive, Columbus, OH 43211

  • Volunteer! Volunteers call fire stations 2-3 times a week, pick up donated fans, and deliver them to our Harmon Avenue facility.

Critical Need Alert!
We need focused help to cover Meals-on-Wheels weekend and holiday routes in the summer. You'll start between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and be done around 1:00 p.m.

Please consider spending part of your weekend with us. You can deliver Meals-on-Wheels with your friends or family for some true quality time together - while Nourishing the Human Spirit! 
Ongoing Needs

  • Meals-on-Wheels Delivery: weekend and weekday routes available
  • Adopt-a-Route: Learn more here!
  • Grocery Delivery

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at volunteer@lifecarealliance.org.
Community News
It's travel season, and LifeCare Alliance's Wellness Department is here to help you prepare for your big trip! No, we won't help pack your bags, but we do offer a comprehensive pre-travel assessment and all vaccines needed for international travel. If your destination requires a PCR-rapid results COVID test, we do that too!

Call (614) 437-2878 to learn more or to schedule your appointment. Same day appointments are often available!


Are the men in your life up to date with cancer screenings? LifeCare Alliance's Columbus Cancer Clinic can help everyone catch up in honor of Men's Health Month this June.

The Columbus Cancer Clinic offers cancer risk assessments, skin screenings, colon cancer screening FIT tests, prostate cancer screenings, and more. Call (614) 263-5006 to learn more about pricing and services. Most major insurances are accepted.
More Updates
Pictured, left - right: Chuck Gehring,
Don Hemmelgarn, Pauli Tice, Leah Baird
Congratulations to volunteers Don Hemmelgarn and LifeCare Alliance's retired Director of Volunteer Services, Pauli Tice! Don and Pauli were recently inducted into the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in appreciation for their contributions to the central Ohio community. Don was recognized as the Madison County honoree and Pauli for Licking County.

Thank you, Don and Pauli, for your many years of exemplary service to the community, particularly our Meals-on-Wheels program.
Follow us on social media for more news, updates, and photos of volunteers who help us Nourish the Human Spirit!
Rebecca Hurd
LifeCare Alliance
Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit!