Highland Cove, located in Salt Lake City, is an independent and assisted living retirement community offering residents community-style living combined with the benefits of personalized services. With an exceptional staff and a dynamic schedule of social activities, many seniors are proud to call Highland Cove “home”.
“Highland Cove is Utah’s largest purpose-built senior living community,” explains Cody Tower, general manager & regional director of operations, “and with 35 years of service, it is also the most established.”
Due to its unique and all-encompassing perspective on senior living, Highland Cove is keenly aware many seniors live alone and lack transportation resources for shopping. Because of this, many seniors rely on food assistance to subsist through the month. “Highland Cove would like to leverage our location and long-established reputation to help promote a wider recognition of [seniors in need], and to partner with others in helping to meet those needs,” said Tower. Highland Cove is hosting an ongoing food and supplies drive to collect specific items benefitting senior recipients of Utah Food Bank’s Food Box program. The boxes, delivered monthly, contain approximately one week’s worth of non-perishable items, along with milk and fresh produce when available. Last year, Utah Food Bank delivered 40,804 food boxes to homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Any and all donations will be accepted, but these are the specific items Highland Cove is trying to assist the Food Bank in collecting:
• High-protein food items such as canned meats, tuna, and peanut butter
• Other non-perishable food items, such as canned fruit, stew, chili, boxed meals and pasta
• Incontinence and personal care items
• Laundry detergent and dish soap
• Pet food (Many homebound seniors have pets whose care they place above their own needs)
• Supplemental nutritional drinks (e.g. Ensure®)
The food box deliveries provide not only nourishment for the body, but also a kind visit that warms the heart. For many recipients, this regular visit by a caring volunteer is often one of the few interactions they receive, offering a bright spot in their lives and a connection to count on. Along with the donation of food and personal care items, the Utah Food Bank gladly welcomes the donation of your time. Please visit www.utahfoodbank.org
for further information.
These seniors are not looking for public assistance, but Highland Cove is excited to step up and help support the individuals who have built our communities into the great places that they are today. They hope that other companies will be interested in participating in this effort to give back. If you would like to donate items to this drive, you can drop your items off at Highland Cove (3750 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City), or if you have a large donation, Highland Cove is happy to stop by to pick up items. You can contact them at (801) 272-8226.