Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Hosts Community Service Project And Speaker On Senior Care

Friday, November 3, 2017
Kari Schultz, HP Club member and secretary; Todd Gaither, HP Club president; and Franklin Farrow, COO, IHP
Kari Schultz, HP Club member and secretary; Todd Gaither, HP Club president; and Franklin Farrow, COO, IHP
The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place has ongoing community projects and their most recent service project fell on Halloween Day at the Chattanooga Food Bank.  

Snack sacks were packed for area schools.  These are sent home on Friday with students to give them something to eat over the weekend.  The teachers have reported an increase in attendance on Fridays and Mondays as a result.  Over 800 snack sacks were packed. Also around 30 pounds of boxes of food were packed, with monitoring from the Food Bank to ensure the boxed meals were healthy and nutritious. 

"One thing we learned is that the Food Bank will accept produce from your garden.
  If you have any excess of your garden produce, consider taking the excess to the food bank next summer," officials said.  

Franklin Farrow, COO with Independent Health Properties, LLC (IHP) addressed the club this week, discussing their business journey with goals to provide the highest level of senior care.  IHP has 33 Assisted Living and Alzheimer's facilities as Morning Pointe and The Lantern across 5 states within the southeast area.  "The average age of a resident is 87, and their facilities build people up and allow residents to live in a social environment, with appropriate medical and pharmaceutical management, along with three nutritions meals a day and daily activities," officials said.


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