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Annual Fund Drive 2019

Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 8:36am
In order to continue our mission to provide the best person-centered, long-term care possible to individuals living at Evergreen Community, regardless of their resources, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you. Your contributions help us enhance the lives of those we serve. Our promise to you is we will always ensure your financial support directly impacts individuals living at Evergreen through services and enhancements that contribute to a more meaningful life.
 
This year we are raising funds to purchase seven Smart TVs to bring the gift of streaming entertainment to more individuals living at Evergreen Community. We strive to create a warm, inviting family atmosphere at Evergreen. Streaming shows, movies, and music creates an opportunity for residents to gather when they choose, be entertained, and enjoy each other’s company. These gatherings strengthen the sense of community and enhance people’s social interactions and quality of life.
 
“Smart TVs add some nice features, like a bigger screen that’s easier to see and better quality sound. With the next generation beginning to enter the long-term care setting, they are interested in utilizing the Smart TV independently and the icons are easier to navigate. The Smart TV will enable all Evergreen residents to watch an endless selection of their favorite TV shows, movies, sports, documentaries, etc., as well as listen to music.” -Justine Ogdon, Director of Life Enhancement  
 
At Evergreen, we serve individuals 365 days a year in their home with dignity and respect. It is always a balancing act due to nominal Medicaid reimbursement rates and rising supply, equipment, and wage costs. The purchase of seven Smart TVs will positively impact individuals living at Evergreen. However, it will only be successful if we can raise the necessary $3,500 through individual donors like you.
 
If you would like to give a monetary gift, please click on the ‘Donate’ button to donate through PayPal or mail your gift to:
 

   
 

Evergreen Community of Johnson County
c/o Shawna Walberg
11875 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 100
Olathe, KS 66061
 
Thank you for your generosity. Your dedicated support gives us confidence to continue on our path of person-centered care. Our mission depends on your willingness to sustain and advance our annual funding needs. We are truly appreciative of the kindness you have shown to the residents of Evergreen Community.
 
“It has been a privilege and a blessing to share our common path of dedicated service to the less fortunate. May the experience humble us and enrich our spirits, always.”
- Unknown
 
Sincerely,
Chris Osborn
Chief Executive Officer

Veterans Celebration Breakfast - November 8, 2019

Posted: Mon, 11/04/2019 - 8:31am

JCPRD 50 Plus Program

Celebrate Veterans Day with a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast from Chris Cakes. Enjoy entertainment by The Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus and Senior Barn Players. 
Friday, November 8, 2019

  • 8:30 am
  • Veterans eat FREE / $6 for non-veterans

Location:

  • Matt Ross Community Center
  • 8101 Marty Street
  • Overland Park, KS

Call (913) 826-2860 by November 4th to register.

JCYM Fall Fundraiser - November 9, 2019

Posted: Mon, 10/21/2019 - 3:06pm

Senior Living 101 - November 12, 2019

Posted: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:52pm

Come and join us Tuesday, November 12th from 6-7pm for a free informational workshop about senior living basics. Light appetizers will be served. Leave with the knowledge of how to navigate the complex system of senior living and a seasonal pie.

Please RSVP to BelindaV@gerti.org or 913-477-8227 before 11/7/2019. Let us know if you would like a pumpkin or apple pie to take home with you.

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE FLIER.

 

KC Elder Law Free Workshop - September 24, 2019

Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 10:19am

KC ELDER LAW WORKSHOP

How to get Medicaid coverage for our assisted living or nursing home care ... without selling your home or leaving your fmaily without a dime!

Olathe, KS - One of the biggest fears that many people have today is the fear of having their life savings wiped out if they end up in a nursing home. What a shame to see someone's life savings of 30, 40, or 50 years wiped out in a matter of months. Whether you or a family member is in a crisis or not, it is important that you understand what you can do to protect your hard-earned assets! Most of the public does not yet realize that the laws on asset protection and long-term care planning have changed. It is extremely important that you know about these changes and how they may affect your long-term care planning! A brand new, free informational workshop hosted by local Elder Law Attorney, William G. Hammond with KC Elder Law, will be held:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6pm - 7pm

  • Evergreen Community of Johnson County
  • 11875 S. Sunset Dr., #100
  • Olathe, KS  66061

At this meeting, here is some of what you will discover:

  • How to avoid having your life savings wiped out by a nursing home spenddown.
  • How the new law restricts protection of assets and the steps you should take now to protect your loved ones.
  • The asset protection language that most people don't have in their power of attorney documents, which can help protect their life's savings.
  • Veteran's benefits that most people know nothing about.
  • How Medicaid works and the steps you need to take now to protect your family under the new rules.
  • How to find the right Senior Care Community and what to expect in the process.
  • How to get good care at a Senior Care Community.
  • Senior Care options for independence; planning for today and the future.

Attendance at this brand new meeting is free, but seating is limited. You can reserve your spot by calling 913-338-5713. This meeting will fill up quickly, so call right away. 

CALL KC ELDER LAW AT 913-338-5713

www.kcelderlaw.com

 

Mission Bowl Fundraiser - September 27, 2019

Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 9:58am

 

JOIN EVERGREEN COMMUNITY

September 27, 2019

6pm - 7:30pm

$12 per person

Includes 90 minutes of unlimited bowling and shoe rental and your organization gets $4 back per paid admission.

1020 S. Weaver, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Elegant Evening - September 19, 2019

Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:48pm

Elegant Evening at Evergreen

This special evening is for our residents, family members, and the community. It will be September 19, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Evergreen courtyard. 

The festive event will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a champagne fountain, assorted beverages, as well as live musical entertainment by All That Jazz. Evergreen team members will assist residents with getting dressed in their finest attire and enjoy a beautiful evening. If you would like to volunteer to help or need additional information, please contact Justine Ogdon at 913-477-8212 or JustineO@ecojc.org.

Olathe Charities 5K and Fun Run - August 24, 2019

Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:27pm

Evergreen Community has been selected as one of the organizations for the 2019 Olathe Charities 5K and Fun Run! The event is a fun race for ALL ages that helps support local charitable organizations just like ours. The 5K is Saturday, August 24th from 7-10 am at Lake Olathe Park (475 S. Ward Cliff Drive). The more runners that register and support Evergreen, the more money we will receive. So, be sure to encourage your friends and family to sign up for the event! 

Teddy Bear Drive! July 22-26

Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:39pm

Dementia Support Group - July

Posted: Fri, 05/10/2019 - 1:09pm

Dementia Support Group

What: Support Group for Those Whose Loved Ones are Living with Dementia

Families & Friends Welcome

When: Tuesday, July 16th, 5:30pm 

Location: Carol’s Cheerful Corner (ECOJC)

Hosted By: Justine Ogdon (LMSW) & Kendra Ojwang (LPN), as well as a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association

 For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Justine at 913.477.8212 or justineo@ecojc.org.

Light refreshments will be served.

DENIM & DAZZLE 2019 - April 6, 2019

Posted: Fri, 02/15/2019 - 9:12am

Denim and Dazzle

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 6-10 PM

Location: Regnier Center, Johnson County Community College

Please join us for our signature fundraising event, Denim and Dazzle.

BUY TICKETS NOW 

All proceeds go to support residents of Evergreen Community of Johnson County. Evergreen Community has been serving Johnson County for over 150 years. Help us make 2019 the best year yet!

We're also looking for help to make this event even better and would greatly appreciate your assistance. Sponsor or donate today.  Contact Belinda Vierthaler at belindav@gerti.org or call (913) 477-8242.

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2019 ONLINE Adult Care Home Operator's Course

Posted: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 1:19pm

LeadingAge Kansas is partnering with GERTI

This 7-week course combines online learning with in-person sessions and includes all the requirements from the state-approved operator's course for assisted living and state licensed only adult care homes. In addition to the state-mandated elements, the importance of person-directed living concept of service, dementia and how dementia impacts the lives of elders is covered. This course is convenient and facilitates learning and builds relationsips with the faculty and other students. A state-mandated test to become a certified operator will be administered after successful completion of the course. After passing the test, the student is qualified to become the operator of a state licensed only adult care home in Kansas.

2019 Online Adult Care Home Operator's Course

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