Giving Back This Thanksgiving and All Year Long: Together We Give

Giving Back This Thanksgiving and All Year Long: Together We Give

Images of the Heather Glen team giving back and volunteering.

November 8, 2023

In the heart of the Lehigh Valley, Heather Glen Senior Living is proud to stand out as a beacon of care, compassion and integrity—as well as community. As we embrace the spirit of gratitude this Thanksgiving season, we're not only dedicated to providing exceptional senior personal and memory care, but also deeply committed to giving back to the community that has welcomed us with open arms. At Heather Glen, we believe in the power of collective kindness, and our residents and staff are actively involved in making a positive impact. 

This year, as part of our ongoing efforts, we are thrilled to introduce our “Together We Give” program, a testament to our dedication to creating a dementia-friendly and supportive environment for everyone in the Lehigh Valley. Read below as we explore more of this phenomenal program and discover the ways in which Heather Glen Senior Living is committed to giving back to the local community. 

About the “Together We Give” program

November marks National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about dementia and support organizations that are making a difference. In honor of this important month, Heather Glen Senior Living has launched a special donation match program—“Together We Give.” Throughout November, we are matching all monetary donations made to Dementia Friendly Lehigh Valley (DFLV) up to $1,000. DFLV, an organization close to our hearts, provides invaluable resources to healthcare providers, first responders and community members—helping them recognize and respond sensitively to people living with dementia. Their vision aligns with ours—to create a dementia-friendly philosophy in the Lehigh Valley, raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

To make the most of this season of giving, your generous donations can be made online at between now and November 30. If you prefer, you can also contribute via check made out to Humanitarian Social Innovations, the fiscal sponsor for Dementia Friendly Lehigh Valley (DFLV). Please indicate your donation is for DFLV in the memo of your check. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at Heather Glen Senior Living, 415 Blue Barn Rd in Allentown, PA 18104. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those living with dementia in our community—which is an incredibly large part of the Heather Glen mission.

Giving back beyond November

At Heather Glen Senior Living, we’re proud to have so many staff members and residents whose dedication to giving back extends far beyond the confines of November. From the beginning of each year to the end, we believe in continuously engaging in various initiatives to enrich the lives of our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley, including these recent events:

-Movie Day for Seniors: We sponsored a delightful afternoon at the movies for 130 seniors, complete with popcorn and drinks, fostering camaraderie and joy among our senior community members.

-Pet Supply Drive: In collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Humane Society, we organized a successful pet supply drive, ensuring the well-being of animals in need within our community. 

-Back to School Buddy Bags: We brightened the first day of school for 60+ young students at Cetronia Elementary School by providing essential school kits, promoting a positive start to their academic journey.

-Acts of Kindness Week: During Act of Kindness Week, we expressed gratitude to the Cetronia Ambulance Corps by delivering homemade treats, honoring their unwavering dedication to our community's safety.

-Honoring First Responders: We expressed our appreciation to local first responders with a Grab n Go Lunch, acknowledging their heroic efforts and selfless service.

-Operation Christmas Child: Partnering with Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, we assembled 400 washcloths with soap for our sponsored boxes, contributing to Operation Christmas Child's mission of spreading joy during the holiday season.

Make the most of this Thanksgiving with Heather Glen Senior Living

At Heather Glen Senior Living, we believe that the true essence of community lies in giving back, not just during Thanksgiving—but all year long. Through our “Together We Give” program and various community initiatives, we aim to create a nurturing environment where compassion knows no bounds. Together, we can make a difference, fostering a community where everyone is valued, supported and cherished. Join us in our journey of giving back, ensuring that the Lehigh Valley remains a place of connection, kindness and endless possibilities for all.

If you’d like to learn more about our “Together We Give” program or the Heather Glen Senior Living mission, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (610) 841-4478 or fill out our online form today. 

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