PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Naples, FL (September 26, 2017) –  Senior Friendship Health Center is seeking personal care product donations to help senior patients after Hurricane Irma.

“Our patients, who are low-income seniors age 50 or older, were greatly impacted by the hurricane,” says M J Scarpelli, SFHC Director of Development and Marketing. “Many have been left homeless and have been without the basic needs for weeks since the hurricane. This is a major setback to our patient’s health and well-being during a stressful time.”

Items requested include:

– Dental hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash)
– Denture cleaning tablets
– Gloves (all sizes: small, medium, large)
– Bandages
– Hand sanitizer
– Disinfectant wipes
– Alcohol wipes
– Extra strength Tylenol or Aleve
– Gauze
– Insect repellent

All items should be new and unopened. We will accept all brands. Items should be delivered to the SFHC location at 2355 Stanford Court, Unit #701, Naples, FL 34112, across from the St. Matthew’s House Donation Center, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To learn more about the Senior Friendship Health Center’s organization and mission or to contribute to its efforts, please visit seniorfriendshiphealthcenter.org or call 239.566.7425.

About Senior Friendship Health Center

Senior Friendship Health Center has been a crucial part of the Collier County community since 1985, when the clinic was established by Friendship Centers to provide comprehensive medical and dental care to the aging population in that area. SFHC is on track to see more than 2,000 patient visits in 2017 and it is expected that number will increase ten percent each year as the population in Florida ages. The current location is a collaboration between the Health Care Network of Southwest Florida, Florida State University, and Senior Friendship Health Center. This innovative center utilizes each organizations’ strengths to provide a full continuum of care including geriatric primary care, multi-specialty medical care, dental care, patient education, and community resources.