Nursing Homes Across State Serve as Community Drop-Off Centers for Ukrainian Relief Initiative

Nursing Homes Across State Serve as Community Drop-Off Centers for Ukrainian Relief Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amy McKnight, activities director, (716) 648-2450 or Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications, (716) 479-3865

Date: March 21, 2022

Nursing Homes Across State Serve as Community Drop-Off Centers for Ukrainian Relief Initiative

Employees from 16 nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care portfolios are coordinating a Ukrainian relief effort at their facilities. The locations will serve as drop-off centers for supplies that will be sent directly to the people of Ukraine through the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center in Buffalo.

Community members are welcome to drop off items through April 6th between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. A list of the items that are needed can be found below or by clicking here. At this time, they are only asking for the specific items on the list. Monetary donations are also being accepted via check or a designated PayPal account listed on the culture center’s website (click).

“As an organization of caregivers, we felt compelled to assist the Ukrainian people in their time of need,” stated Amy McKnight, activity director, who is spearheading the initiative on behalf of the three portfolios. “We know there are a lot of people within our communities who would like to help in some way and this gives them an option.”

Drop off locations by county:

BROOME COUNTY:

Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 282 Riverside Dr, Johnson City, NY 13790

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY:

Absolut Care of Allegany, 2178 North 5th St, Allegany, NY 14706

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY:

Absolut Care of Westfield, 26 Cass St, Westfield, NY 14787

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 10836 Temple Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048

DELAWARE COUNTY:

Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 420 Rockland Rd, Roscoe, NY 12776

ERIE COUNTY:

Absolut Care of Aurora Park, 292 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052

Autumn View Health Care Facility, 4650 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Garden Gate Health Care Facility, 2365 Union Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221

Orchard Brooke Assisted Living Center, 6050 Armor Duells Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Seneca Health Care Center, 2987 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224

The McGuire Group, 455 Cayuga Rd, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14225

NASSAU COUNTY:

VestraCare, 10 E. Merrick Rd, Suite 305, Valley Stream, NY 11580

NIAGARA COUNTY:

Absolut Care of Gasport, 4540 Lincoln Dr, Gasport, NY 14067

Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

ONEIDA COUNTY:

Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St, Boonville, NY 13309

STEUBEN COUNTY:

Absolut Care at Three Rivers, 101 Creekside Dr, Painted Post, NY 14870

ITEMS THAT ARE NEEDED:

MEDICAL:

Tactical scissors, O2 masks, gowns, gloves, surgical masks, bandages, gauze, dressings, tape, sterile wipes, eye protection, tracheostomy kits

WOMEN/CHILDREN:

Pacifiers, bottles, diapers, wipes, children’s Tylenol, small toys, feminine hygiene products

FOOD:

Energy bars, nuts, instant food/meats, vitamins, dry fruit, powdered milk, oats

SOLDIERS:

Knit black gloves, black beanie hats, prepackaged camping food, matches, underwear, thermal underwear, cotton socks, inserts for shoes, headlamps

MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS:

Batteries, dog and cat food, soap, shampoo, backpacks, hats, scarves, gloves, pillows, brushes, combs, razors, sleeping bags, fleece blankets

The McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care provide high quality care at 16 facilities in New York state. Their services include skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, memory care, in-house dialysis, hospice and palliative care, and respite/short-term care. Learn more at www.mcguiregroup.com, www.vestracare.com and www.absolutcare.com.      

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