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2014 Was Amazing!

Well, the numbers are in for our Bluebird Mobility Network for 2014 and we are thrilled! ElderPoint was blessed to have over 30 volunteer drivers throughout the year who collectively logged 80,309 miles using our vehicles and their personal vehicles. Those miles represent 406 individual passengers and a total of 4423 trips! Although the majority […]

Our Latest Safe Haven Project Is Complete!

Our volunteers have been working tirelessly to renovate a mobile home by upgrading the bathroom to make it more modern and accessible for its new resident. Many people have difficulty getting in and out of a bathtub, so we enlisted the help of two professionals, a plumber and a tile contractor, to tear out the […]

Our Volunteers are Busy-Part 2, Our Food Pantry

Not only do our volunteer drivers stay busy, our food pantry workers are equally busy! Our numbers are in for the 3rd quarter of 2014 and they are remarkable. From July 1st through September 30, our food pantry served 9512 households! Of those households, 6162 were households headed or occupied by at least one person […]

New Van!

                ElderPoint has a new van! We will take delivery of our brand new wheelchair accessible van on Wednesday, October 8. Having two vans equipped to transport our wheelchair clients allows us to assist even more seniors in our area. We are thrilled to be partnering with volunteer […]

Polk County Sun Article Features ElderPoint Award Ceremony

ElderPoint Ministries Wins State Award

This recognition is for ElderPoint’s Bluebird Mobility Network, a network of volunteers that provides transportation to elderly, disabled and otherwise needy clients. This is the second time in four years ElderPoint’s Bluebird Mobility Network has been honored by the commission. The organization received the Innovation of the Year award in 2011 for the design of […]

Mark Your Calendars for the 5th Annual Brewz Crewz Event

Our next Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Check out how your attendance of this charity event supports our elderly residents of greater Lakeland. This is a story that WFLA reporter Rod Carter did last year. Stay tuned for information on how to purchase tickets for next year’s festival!

Food Pantry Sees Client Numbers Increase after SNAP Cuts- Video

Private groups and organizations who try to assist the elderly by providing food have seen an increase in the number of people who seek their services, particularly since Nov. 1 when SNAP cuts took effect. That is true for us here at ElderPoint Ministries and the food pantry we operate in collaboration with St. David’s […]

Government Shutdown Threatens Food Pantries- Video

During the recent government shutdown, news outlets reported on the potential effect the shutdown could have on area food pantries, including the one run by ElderPoint Ministries in partnership with St. David’s Episcopal Church in Lakeland. The USDA buys food and sends it to the state. The state then distributes it to area food banks […]

Food Pantries Brace for Government Shutdown- Video

WFLA reporter Rod Carter visited our food pantry in October to discuss how the government shutdown might impact our ability to provide services to thousands of senior citizens in the greater Lakeland area.  

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