Foundation Provides New Therapy Equipment

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Pictured: Cindy Clark, therapy patient, Hillcrest Home (on stepper); Stanley Heed, therapy patient, Hillcrest Home (on stepper); John Hunt, Hillcrest Home Resident Council President and therapy patient; Standing in back from left: Jeff Ford, Director, Geneseo Communications Charitable Foundation; Lorna Brown, Administrator, Hillcrest Home; Jason Burton, Director of Physical Therapy, Hillcrest Home; Elisa Fliege, Occupational Therapist, Hillcrest Home

As part of its commitment to give back to the community, Geneseo Communications Charitable Foundation recently announced that it will donate $5,000 to Hillcrest Home of Geneseo for the purchase of new therapy equipment.

“We are extremely grateful to Geneseo Communications Charitable Foundation,” said Lorna Brown, Administrator of Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. “Through their support we purchased our first SciFit stepper in 2016. This machine provides exercise access for residents both in and out of wheelchairs and has helped to further promote ongoing health and fitness. Many of the residents who have used the machine have shown marked improvement in both strength and mobility. So much so many are motivated to continue their fitness routine and as a result we typically have a line waiting to use it. With the support of Geneseo Communications Charitable Foundation we are now able to purchase a second machine. Two machines will help better meet the needs of our residents and further enhance our therapy and rehabilitation services in both our skilled and long-term care units.”

Hillcrest Home is a not-for-profit nursing home that is owned and operated by Henry County, Illinois. They provide around-the-clock nursing care for people who need assistance caring for themselves. Hillcrest Home is committed to helping residents return to their highest level of functioning while supporting their total needs including medical, recreational, spiritual, personal and social.

The Geneseo Communication Charitable Foundation was established in 2002 by Geneseo Communications, Inc. to enhance, develop and benefit the Geneseo Community.

Geneseo Communication Charitable Foundation grant applications can be found at here and can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Applications are reviewed quarterly and all 501(c) 3 organizations that reside within Geneseo Communications servicing area are encouraged to apply.

Geneseo Communications, Inc. has a long, proud history of service and commitment to our local communities. We are honored to give back to local organizations that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and friends.