BANGOR, Maine — Staff members from the Gentiva Home Healthcare office will be blanketing the Bangor area throughout August, distributing pet food collection bags and gathering donations for the Furry Friends Food Bank as part of the company’s ninth annual food drive. Furry Friends Food Bank is in desperate need of cat food, cat litter and dog food.
As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health providers, employees at the Gentiva Bangor 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 besting last year’s national record, when the company’s eighth annual food drive yielded more than 396,360 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.
“As active members of the community, we want to help our seniors feed themselves and their pets.” said Sheldon Brett, Branch Director. “In poor economic times, they are faced with the dilemma of feeding themselves and their pets on a limited income and we want to alleviate that burden. We encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”
Gentiva Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Greater Bangor Area. While its Bangor 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 superior home health services should contact Angela Lufkin 990-9000. The Gentiva Home Healthcare office is located at 175 Exchange St., Bangor, 04401
Gentiva Health Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services throughout the United States. Gentiva delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit www.gentiva.com.