About The Foundation for Senior Care
There are many blessings that come with growing older, but also some challenges and anxieties. One thing we all want is to be able to age independently; remaining in our own home surrounded by our friends and loved ones, going about our day-to-day life. That can be difficult for some seniors, especially those who have either cognitive or physical impairments, but the Foundation for Senior Care can lend a helping hand. Our non-profit organization is committed to supporting older adults as they age, independently and happily.
To this end, we provide four Basic Services: Transportation, Adult Day Care, Care Advocacy, and a seniors’ Computer Learning Center. If you have a spouse, parent or family member who needs a little help in aging independently, we invite you to contact us today to find out how we can help.
We founded our company in the quiet, rural community of Fallbrook, California in 1979. Our initial aim was quite different: We were a hospital foundation then, seeking to help our local hospital procure the equipment they needed. Fast-forward to 1998, when our organization, responding to healthcare needs in the community, shifted into a role of caring for those dealing with dementia and other effects of aging. Our Adult Day Care Center was founded in 2000, and by 2007 we were focusing exclusively on seniors and the disabled.
Our non-profit organization is run by diverse individuals with varied skillsets. What unites us is our passion for providing higher quality of life for older members of our community, including those who may have more limited cognitive functioning.
Our Administrative team includes Keith Birkfeld, Executive Director, and Karen Geuy, Office Manager. We also have a number of talented and compassionate team members on our Care Van Team, in our Adult Day Care Center, and in our Senior Care Advocacy Division.
Board of Directors
Our non-profit organization is ultimately steered by a volunteer Board of Directors that is of a single mind in its commitment to improving the lives of seniors within our community. Currently, our Board of Directors is comprised of:
- Herb Baker
- Keith Birkfeld
- Barbara Creech
- Mark Haskell, Secretary
- Laura Holck, Esq
- Gail Jones
- Jerry Kalman
- Mike McReynolds, Immediate Past President
- Robert Pace, President
- Carlos Perez
- Joe Sanfilippo, 1st Vice President
- Roger Shaver, 2nd Vice President
- Richard Siebert, Treasurer
- Laurene Soper
- Robert Wright
Donor's Bill of Rights
At the Foundation for Senior Care we support the Donor Bill of Rights, which has been adopted by many non-profit groups. This document effectively states that philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good.
To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the organization’s causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s board of directors and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the organization will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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