Help seniors in our community during 65-hour online giving event

(Akron, OH) July 13, 2020 – COVID-19 has significantly impacted seniors in our community. Throughout this global pandemic, VANTAGE Aging continues to provide our services and programs to our senior clients because we know how important they are for their overall well-being. We’ve been able to adapt and determine new ways to help those in need, but in a safe and meaningful way. We rely heavily on the generous support of the Akron/Summit County community to continue to provide these programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and to age with dignity.

From July 15 to 17, VANTAGE aging is participating in the fifth-annual GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event presented by the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, and the only online fundraising platform exclusively for senior serving organizations. This year, we’re raising funds for providing small supports that help local seniors stay safe at home. Gifts can be made on our GIVE65 campaign page

During the GIVE65 Event, VANTAGE Aging is also raising funds with the hopes of receiving up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. This helps amplify the generosity of our donors who help fuel our mission.

“GIVE65 allows us to help seniors in our community while raising awareness of the critical need for the programs and services that so many rely on,” said Ted Watko, CEO.

The 65-hour GIVE65 Event begins at 5 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 15, and concludes at 10:00 p.m. on July 17.

“COVID-19 has really highlighted the challenges seniors face on a daily basis. Supporting seniors and providing them the tools to define their own aging journey is always important, but particularly during a global pandemic. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with VANTAGE Aging for the fifth-annual GIVE65 Event, and hope that our partnership will inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors who rely on the very important work of the nonprofit sector,” says Lenli Corbett, executive director of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.

To learn more about GIVE65, visit All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible in the United States. For more information about VANAGE Aging, visit or call 330-253-4597.



VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Job training for low-income adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Behavioral health services administered by the Blick Center. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state. For more information, call 330-253-4597 or visit


Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is proud to present GIVE65 – the first crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise funds online for programs and services that create hope for seniors. At, senior-focused nonprofits in the United States are invited to showcase their programs and services that are helping seniors and those who care for them. People who have a desire to help less fortunate, vulnerable seniors can visit to share a secure, online donation in support of the featured nonprofit they choose. By combining technology and generosity, GIVE65 inspires greater charitable giving in support of seniors and those who care for them. Visit to learn more.


Since its founding in 2003, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has been helping less fortunate and vulnerable seniors. The Foundation has invested more than $3.5 million in nonprofit organizations serving seniors in the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. This mission is made possible, in part, thanks to Paul and Lori Hogan, founders of Home Instead Senior Care, as well as generous sponsors and donations from the general public. To learn more about the Foundation, visit


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