CARE CARDS

Keeping Our Seniors Connected

Support our senior citizens with letters, cards,

poems, hand drawn pictures….

you make it, they will LOVE it!

HOW?

It’s easy!

  • Cards/Letters can include a story, drawn picture or favorite poem
  • Place in an envelope with no name or address
  • Put materials in a ziplock bag, coordinate drop off with Geri’s Locker: email [email protected] 
  • Facilities will deliver each envelope to individuals at their location

WHY?

Research has shown that social interaction offers older adults many benefits. Staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help them maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function. Social interactions even help protect against illness by boosting the immune system.

Specific health benefits of social interaction in older adults include:

  • Potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Potentially reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression

Conversely, social isolation carries real risks. Some of these risks are:

  • Feeling lonely and depressed

  • Being less physically active

  • Having a greater risk of death

  • Having high blood pressure

CURRENTLY SERVING

Age of Central Texas

AGE of Central Texas is a regional nonprofit organization that provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. They  offer a variety of services for older adults and caregivers to help make aging a positive and triumphant journey for everyone.

Brookdale Spicewood Springs: Senior Living

From assisted living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, transitioning between levels of care is simple. You or your loved one can have peace of mind knowing that our continuum of care options allow you to stay right here on our campus if your circumstances change in the future. No more worrying about the hassle and stress of a move. Now you can settle in and begin to invest in your golden years with renewed passion and energy.

The Heritage at Hunters Chase

The Heritage at Hunters Chase is a unique community designed for seniors who need help with daily tasks, but who also wish to live as independently as possible, in a homelike setting.

Atria Senior Living

 Independent Living at Atria means no longer needing to find, coordinate and pay separately for life’s necessities, conveniences and luxuries.

Thank You! $10,000 Raised!

Y’ALL DID IT!!!

 
Thank you to all our amazing supporters and contributors for helping us launch the Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund with $10,000!!!
 
Y’ALL ROCK!!!
 
We are SO excited to be able create LASTING changes in our systems and to support our Black/African American men and women in their pursuit of education.
Thanks again to our amazing donors and supporters. I know Geri Stewart is jumping up and cheering today too!
 

We’re planting seeds in a beautiful garden that she’ll never see,
They’ll become tall trees, that will be her legacy.
With eyes up, they’ll wise up and rise up!
The world’s gonna know their names.

 

HamilFan - D. Schaff

Thank You! Tier 2 Goal Achieved!

It’s Geri Stewart’s Birthday today! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And after a late night surge of donations last night, we reached our Tier 2 goal of $7,500!! Thank you all for your generous support!

But just like Geri, we aren’t going to stop there! On to Tier 3!

We’re planting seeds in a beautiful garden that she’ll never see,
They’ll become tall trees, that will be her legacy.
With eyes up, they’ll wise up and rise up!
The world’s gonna know their names.

 

HamilFan - D. Schaff

Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund

GERI STEWART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

CREATING OPPORTUNITY

 

501(c)3 Certified Service Organization 

Donate

Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Service and Education were the cornerstones of Geri’s life and what she stood for. In line with our mission here at Geri’s Locker, we are creating a memorial scholarship fund in her name.

The current events highlight the need to create LASTING changes in our systems and to support our Black/African American men and women in their pursuit of education.

Geri graduated from a predominantly white high school in Wooster, Ohio, attended Ohio State University and Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas. Geri was the FIRST African American nursing student and graduate from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

We know that navigating the educational system as a person of color has unique challenges, financial support shouldn’t be one of them.

Join us in making the hopes and dreams of education a reality!

Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship is founded to reward and encourage Black/African-American students who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and desire for continued education.

Applicants must meet the following requirements: Black/African-American Senior, High School graduate or GED recipient, minimum 2.8 GPA, and plan to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the fall. A 400-600 word essay must also be included in the application.

We’re planting seeds in a beautiful garden that she’ll never see,
They’ll become tall trees, that will be her legacy.
With eyes up, they’ll wise up and rise up!
The world’s gonna know their names.

HamilFan, D. Schaff

This $1,000 award will be given annually to 2 qualified recipients who have demonstrated:

Character

Public Service

Importance of Giving Back

Deadline to submit the application and all required materials is May 31, 2021.

Scholarship Award recipients will be announced on June 15, 2021.

Applications DUE

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