LIFE ElderCare, Fremont, CA: Since 1974, LIFE ElderCare has been helping frail and disabled seniors and adults thrive in the place they call home. With a huge team of volunteers, LIFE ElderCare delivers Meals-On-Wheels; a daily hot nutritious meal and well-check, provides VIP Rides to appointments and shopping with the goal being destination assistance for those who don’t have it anywhere else, companionship to the isolated through our Friendly Visitors, and a holistic Fall Prevention program in partnership with Unitek Nursing School. LIFE has been providing much-needed, community-based supports for some of the Tri-City’s most vulnerable residents. Fridaze is committed to providing financial assistance and regular donations of Fridaze clothing to LIFE ElderCare to support their efforts in caring for the elderly in the Bay Area local communities.
A Message from Joyce Tang:
As a company, my Fridaze Team and I have been regularly involved with giving back to this very special and important local organization in the Bay Area for more than a decade. As a family, working with my son Nathan at LIFE ElderCare's companionship program has brought this work to a full circle. Our intentions here are not to be recognized or to decorate our egos, but to help and to do what we think is right. More than financial resources and clothing, we can give back to our community in service, commitment, and presence. Together on a weekly basis, Nathan and I learn the meaning of our interconnectedness with the community, starting with doing yard work and honoring very old photographs with humility. Sometimes it's not easy for me and my teenage boy to connect with an 85-year-old senior who has a vastly different background from us, but we share our stories and the differences melt away. The love and friendships we received back are priceless. Ultimately, this learning process has been filled with joy and gratitude; and it has inspired us to show up for the community and step up on the standard of Giving and Receiving!