Food collection aids pantry
Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice office will be blanketing the community throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the HOPE Southern Indiana Food Pantry as part of the company’s Annual Food Drive.
As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Gentiva Hospice office and their fellow employees around the country are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating last year’s national record that yielded more than 396,360 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.
“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations continue to face increasing demands due to our troubling economy,” said Bernadette Zucker, Executive Director. “We look forward to working with many area health organizations, and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”
Gentiva Hospice provides a full range of hospice services to patients in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Jackson, Washington, Orange, Lawrence and Crawford counties. Its Jeffersonville office is owned and operated by Gentiva Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services. While its Jeffersonville office is staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, Gentiva’s national scope allows it to bring substantial resources to its local offices that other companies often cannot provide.
Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more about Gentiva’s hospice services should contact Lori Hall 812-284-2600. The Gentiva office is located at 391 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville.
Claysburg reunion set for Aug. 2-4
The Claysburg Reunion, titled “Our Roots,” will be held Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 at Henry Lansden Park, 15th Street and Thomas V. Bryant Drive, Jeffersonville.
• Friday, Aug. 2: noon to midnight featuring booths and vendors.
• Saturday, Aug. 3: 11 a.m. to midnight, featuring booths, vendors and family picnic.
• Sunday, Aug. 4: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., booths and vendors with a Gospelfest at 6 p.m.
Take a trip to Cedar Farm
The public is invited to a program Thursday, Oct. 10 at Cedar Farm — the only antebellum plantation-type property in Indiana — that includes transportation from Jeffersonville to Cedar Farm and return with lunch. The cost for the entire day — lunch, transportation, and program — is $50 per person.
You also can join the Southern Indiana Minority Enterprise Initiative at its third annual conference, “A Progressive Journey through Indiana History,” which will be held Oct. 9-11.
For more information, contact Clark County historian Jeanne Burke at 812-256-4685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, July 30.
NAHS holding 50-year reunion
New Albany High School class of 1963 will hold a 50-year reunion Aug. 2-4.
On Aug. 2, a gathering will be at Newlin Hall, 2818 Green Valley Rd., New Albany, for an evening of fun, food, drinks, games and auctions. Music will be provided by the Monarchs.
On Aug. 3, a dinner and dance will be held at the Calumet Club Ballroom, 1614 East Spring St., New Albany. Dance music will be from “The Doctors of Swing,” a big band orchestra.
The brunch Aug. 4 will be at La Bocca, 134 E. Market St. New Albany. There will be champagne and music to accompany the Italian brunch buffet.
All reservation forms should be returned by July 30, to www.nahs63.com, 600 Berwyn Drive, Louisville, Ky., 40223.