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November 07, 2013 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-11-07

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Through the Centennial Fund, Sandy and Bob Matthews
Give Our Seniors The Gift of Dignity and Independence


r. Bob Matthews understands from personal

The Centennial Fund is the central campaign for

experience the profound impact that in-

ensuring the long-term security of Jewish Detroit.

home support can have on the lives of older adults.

Providing for the well-being of our vulnerable

His beloved mother Gloria led a productive and

members, including older adults, is a core priority.

independent life into her late nineties, with some

"Sandy and I are committed to enabling our seniors

assistance from a home healthcare agency. At the

to live with dignity and independence," he explains.

same time, he watched his first cousin struggle

"With housekeeping, personal care, shopping and

after moving to a nursing home. In 2001, confronted

other services, older adults can remain in the comfort

with the stark contrast in their experiences, Bob

of their own homes for as long as possible." Through

dedicated himself to enhancing the quality of life

the Centennial Fund, and the extraordinary passion

for Jewish seniors. Now, with his establishment of

and generosity of individuals like Sandy and Bob

the Matthews Family Foundation In-Home Support

Matthews, seniors in Jewish Detroit will continue to

Centennial Fund, he is continuing that mission

receive the care they need to lead joyful and

long into the future.

meaningful lives.

g% Jewish Federation


November 7 • 2013


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