Providing Comfort and Dignity
Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation
As long-term nursing and memory care costs soar, many widowed spouses are unable to afford the level of care they require. As they deal with issues of aging in their 80s and 90s, they often lose financial stability through no fault of their own. Health issues and unexpected longevity overwhelm their resources and that’s where we step in.
Your donations to the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation utterly transform lives. Meet Margaret and Ellie, whose names have been changed to preserve their dignity. Because of your gifts, they are able to live out their final years in comfort.
Margaret, 90, lives at Freedom House. Her husband died years ago, yet she is not alone. She spends her days in the company of old friends who drop by to check on her, read to her, and work on jigsaw puzzles or play a tune on the piano. She cannot afford the high quality of care she receives, so we augment her limited income. She is safe, content and loved.
Ellie and her friends meet three afternoons a week for a lively bridge game and conversation. They’ve known each other a half century, since meeting overseas on active duty. They’re all widowed and find comfort in their longstanding sisterhood. None are aware that Ellie’s savings were depleted when her husband suffered a devastating illness requiring years of nursing care. The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation helps her and that’s our lovely little secret.