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Life Care Center of LaGrange helps feed community

On May 16, Life Care Center of LaGrange took part in several ways of feeding the community.

The skilled nursing and rehab center hosted a free lunch for its residents’ families and local seniors, complete with pork burgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, macaroni salad and pineapple upside-down cake.

The meal was also a chance for guests to contribute to Life Care Center of LaGrange’s food drive. Many participants and other community members donated a canned good or non-perishable food item for the LaGrange County Council on Aging (COA), which provides services for local seniors. The COA’s goal is to enable seniors to retain their independence, and the organization provides accessible public transportation for all residents of the county.

The food drive raised more than 70 canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Council on Aging’s food pantry.

“It will give seniors more of a variety to choose from,” said Cheri Perkins, executive director of the LaGrange County Council on Aging. “We really appreciate Life Care for all of their efforts.”

“We are very lucky to have such a great program in LaGrange County,” said Amanda Mainstone, director of marketing and admissions for Life Care Center of LaGrange. “Cheri and her staff do wonders for our community, and we are very lucky that we can be a part of that.”

The food drive and luncheon took place during National Nursing Home Week, a week dedicated to recognizing the impact skilled nursing and rehab centers have on the lives of seniors and their families.

Life Care Center of LaGrange, located at 770 North 075 East, is one of 15 facilities in Indiana operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.