THE RIDGEWOOD AT SHENANGO VALLEY
SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, LAWRENCE COUNTY, AND GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $5,039
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley is a nonprofit senior living residence offering aging in place accommodations and supportive services for up to 52 older adults. It is a collaborative effort built on the strength of two area health care leaders – UPMC and St. Paul’s Senior Living Community. The mission of The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley is to provide meaning, richness of life and health care services for seniors. The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley provides care that focuses on nurturing the human spirit and creating life worth living while maintaining and enhancing the dignity of human life.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley’s Good Samaritan Fund will directly benefit from donations. Benevolent care is provided to residents who exhaust their financial resources and cannot afford the full cost of their care. This program ensures that no resident ever has to leave The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley because of financial reasons.
In 2020, The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley provided $88,000 in benevolent care to residents in need. Commercial health insurances, Medicare and Medicaid do not pay for personal care. The burden of cost rests entirely on the resident. As life expectancy continues to increase, more older adults discover their savings are not adequate for their care needs in their retirement years. These residents are able to continue to receive the same quality care and services at The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley because of the support of generous donors to our Good Samaritan Fund.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley has experienced a significant rise in expenses combined with a loss in revenue from potential residents choosing to stay in their own homes during the pandemic. Currently, only 50% of the available accommodations at The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley are occupied. Yet expenses like Personal Protective Equipment have increased more than 400%. This means we are even more dependent on fundraising to support benevolent care. Unfortunately, this is the second year we are unable to hold the Strawberry Festival fundraiser at The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley, which raises roughly $11,000 each year for benevolent care.