Your support improves the lives of older adults. Whether giving to qualified residents in need, helping team members further their education or enriching the daily lives of residents, your gift fosters successful aging and supports our vision of creating communities where aging is honored and celebrated.
Learn firsthand how your gift directly impacts the lives of CLC community members through their stories below.
“I was at Clermont Park and happened to bump into Faye, a resident who receives assistance through the Resident Assistance Fund. She was practically in tears as she thanked me for making it possible for her to stay at Clermont Park. She told me again how it would have killed her had she had to move at this stage in her life, especially in light of some health issues she’s had. She was so, so appreciative. I said it wasn’t me, but all our wonderful supporters who make it possible for the organization to offer such assistance. Without their support, we couldn’t do it.”
– Olivia Mayer, Director of Donor Relations, shares a story of a Clermont Park resident who has been impacted by the Resident Assistance Fund
“Personally, I always knew I wanted to pursue my Master’s Degree. I just wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted it to be in. I really wanted some work experience before diving right in. After I worked for CLC for quite a while, I figured out I wanted to pursue my Master’s degree in Project Management. The scholarship helped me pursue the degree sooner than I would have done so on my own. I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. It has been of great benefit to my family and me. Also, it really shows that an organization like CLC is willing to support their team members through their own personal and professional growth and shows that CLC cares about their team members and cares about their education.”
– Kayleen Gibson, 2019 recipient
“We are very grateful for this addition to our music repertoire. So many of our residents love the sound of a live orchestra, and a trio of professional performers is very special. The sound is so rich and draws everyone into the experience (residents and associates alike). The room is always full and I hear lots of wonderful comments and memories from residents after the performance. We have lots of options for other kinds of music, but this experience impacts residents every time. It really is a much loved experience.”
– Linda Hellow, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Holly Creek Suites
When group dining at Dayspring Villa was prohibited due to the pandemic, residents at the Assisted Living community in Denver, like other CLC communities, had their meals delivered to their apartments. What team members there didn’t realize was that many residents in the mostly Medicaid community didn’t have a place to eat their meals in their small apartments.
Residents like Karin, who would pull up a folding chair but found the hunching caused her horrible back pain. She tried holding her plate, but wasn’t comfortable with that either.
Karin was overjoyed when residents throughout the community received TV trays purchased through donations to Christian Living Communities.
“It was such a nice gift. I use it to write on and eat my meals. That was really a godsend.”
That’s just one example of how donations to the General Mission fund, which are used to address the organization’s greatest need at the time, are making a wonderful difference for residents.
“While I was on maternity leave, the country stayed at home and we were too concerned to let my husband go to work and potentially bring COVID-19 home to our infant. During this time I was not able to pay our Home Owners Association bill and a few other bills as well. On returning to work after my maternity leave, we decided that the safest care situation for our baby boy would be to stay home with Dad instead of a daycare. This loss of income impacted our bills and it has taken many months to work off payment plans and get things caught up. The Home Owners Association bill was by far the biggest financial hurdle that came about due to this pandemic. And with the help of the Critical Needs Fund, I was able to pay a part of that bill and take a big step towards resolving that situation. Thank you so much to the donors that support this assistance fund from me and my family. It is such a blessing!”
– 2020 Recipient, Anonymous
“I see chaplains and the pastoral care they provide as critical for improving the life experience of those at Someren Glen and other communities throughout the organization. In fact, I’d recommend Christian Living Communities solely based on the fact that they have chaplains in their communities.
I am forever grateful for a chaplain being available throughout my mother’s life at Someren Glen.”
– Bud Cook, a former family member, whose mother enjoyed chaplain services while living at Someren Glen.
"I made some good friends after moving to Clermont Park. My family loves it. They have also met a lot of good people here."
"Clermont Park is a great place to live. You can participate as much or as little as you want in community activities. You can meet as many people as you like, and they are generally open, so I’ve made a lot of friends in the short time I’ve been here. "