Altrusa Receives City Grant to Benefit Lifeline

Elaine Moore read some wonderful news at our meeting on November 6, 2007. The City of Montrose has approved disbursement of $7,500.00 from their Council Initiative Funds to support our Lifeline project.

Twenty six of the Lifeline units are older models which will no longer be supported by the company if they develop hardware or software problems. This grant from the City of Montrose, along with a $500 grant from Wells Fargo, plus $7,000 from Altrusa's 2007-2008 Community Service budget, will enable Altrusa to replace all 26 older units with new models.

Lifeline units help seniors remain in their own homes, knowing that they can call for help if needed with the press of a button on a unit worn around a wrist or neck.

The Altrusa Club of Montrose, Colorado has provided Lifeline emergency responder units to those in need in the Montrose, Colorado area for over 25 years. Since the implementation of the project, over 100 Lifeline units are in service today, allowing the frail and elderly to maintain an independent lifestyle while remaining in their own home.