Lakeland Elks will be collecting old cell phones, and tablets to send to Cell Phones For Soldiers. We have a collection box at the Lodge and will collect these items for a few months.
Calling all members with creative talents!
Lakeland Lodge needs a Lodge Logo. Draw or sketch your ideas and enter them in this contest.
Logo Contest Flyer 2018
Check out the latest issue of the Antlers Newsletter, Feb – Mar 2018. Click HERE
Remember; the Antlers pages are now in the Members Only Section and are password protected.
Medical Foster Home Vets
I am very excited to tell you that we have worked out details to host a small number of veterans, from the Lakeland Outpatient Foster Program and their caregivers, on the second Wednesday of the month for dinner and socialization.
These are Lakeland Community based Veterans, that James A Haley VA Hospital provides primary care for through their Medical Foster Home Program.
The Medical Foster Home Program (MFH) provides primary health care for dependent, chronically and terminally ill Veterans in a non-institutional community based setting. This alternative level of care will allow Veterans to have the option to remain in a community family setting when they lack the social supports to remain in their own home. It is an alternative to nursing home placement and at the same time improves the quality of life of our frail disabled Veterans. The MFH program demonstrates the collaboration between the Veteran and his/her family or legal representative paying for the care, the Medical Foster Home caregiver providing the care and the James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics homecare team providing the medical care. The Veteran’s will receive home care through the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC) or Spinal Cord Injury Home Care (SCI-HC) team.
Medical Foster Home is a privately owned residence situated in the community. It makes available a Medical Foster Home family, which provides a loving, nurturing and safe environment while offering 24-hour care and supervision. It also incorporates individualized daily living routine, private/semi private rooms, and a permanent living arrangement.
New Year’s Eve for our First Responders
We will be delivering New Year’s Eve dinners to our local fire stations and Lake-land Police department to show our ongoing appreciation for all that they do for our city.
Date: December 31, 2017, Cooking starts at 10:00 a.m. Delivery times will begin at 3:00
We need volunteers to help cook and/or deliver dinner to 8 locations. Donations to cover the cost are also VERY much appreciated.
Contact: Sandy Fuschetti (863)944-2903 or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board at the lodge.
On Sunday October 15th, Lakeland Elks 1291, visited James A Haley Hospital. With 30 volunteers, we were able to cook and serve 600 meals, with about 425 of those going to veterans, the rest to staff. Mobile patients, enjoyed music and karaoke in the picnic are, along with their meal, while those who were not had their meal delivered to their room. We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make this trip a huge success. Their hard work and dedication, made the event flawless.
We were once again able to provide numerous toiletries and comfort items for the veterans, along with an additional gift of $1,000.00, in gift cards to Wal-Mart and various restaurants that are within walking distance to the hospital. This was made possible with your support and generosity through our fundraisers, therefore, another huge thank you to all that have donated, supported and volunteered.
November 11th, at 11am. Veterans Day. All I can say is wow! If you missed our ceremony this year, then you missed a great one. Our speakers, Bill Norden and Boomer Bass, gave very heartfelt and moving speeches. Garry did a phenomenal job with singing Hallelujah. We need to give a special thank you to Dan Gilbert for his donation of the Patriotic booze basket. Also, a special huge thank you goes to Andy Haynes’ mother for making and donating the quilt. It was a beautiful quilt, done in a Patriotic theme, and she did an amazing job on it. The quilt auctioned for $805.00. We cannot thank her, and Andy and April, enough, for making this happen, a true example of Elks Care, Elks Share. It was a great day. To honor and pay tribute to all that have served, or is serving our country is our num-ber one priority as Elks!
One last reminder, our visiting veterans will be returning the second Wednesday in December, the 13th, for spaghetti dinner. They truly enjoy their time at our lodge, so please come and get to know them.
Char and Kristen
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Lakeland Elks Lodge #1291
4529 Harden Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33813
Monday: Noon – 8pm
Tuesday: 4pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 10pm
Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday: 4pm – Midnight
Saturday: 2:30pm – 10pm
Sunday: Noon – 8pm
Our meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm, except Feb when meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
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